Academic Practice: Developing as a Professional in Higher Education
By: Saranne Weller (author)Paperback
Taking a broad contemporary view of higher education, this book explore keys topics that all academics will need to engage with in order to survive and flourish in today's increasingly complex higher education environment. Key topics include: * teaching for employability and graduate attributes * responding to the internationalisation agenda * engaging with the dimensions of the digital university * enacting interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship * exploring teaching-research links in the curriculum * enabling inclusive approaches to student engagement and student voice. This book will introduce readers to the policy and practice debates informing these different areas while also providing practical guidance on how to implement and integrate the priorities arising from such debates into the different dimensions of their professional practice. It also uses the UKPSF five dimensions of teaching practice, planning for learning, teaching in practice, assessing learning, evaluating practice and engaging with discipline and pedagogic research, within chapters as cross-cutting themes.
An essential course text for those studying for a Postgraduate Certificate in Academic Practice (PgCAP) or Postgraduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PgCTLHE) and Higher Education professionals looking to develop their professional practice.
Saranne Weller is Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts London. Prior to taking up this role she was Assistant Director (Programmes) and Senior Lecturer in Higher Education at King's College London and previously Academic Development Adviser at the University of Surrey. She completed her PhD in English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick in 2001. She has been teaching in higher education for nineteen years, initially at undergraduate level and subsequently, in academic development and higher education studies roles, at taught and research postgraduate level. She has previously published work on teaching observation, curriculum design, academic literacies and students as co-inquirers.
Becoming a teacher in higher education Part I: From disciplinary expert to teacher Developing disciplinary understanding Learning and teaching for interdisciplinarity Promoting critical approaches to the curriculum Working with students: from engagement to partnership Connecting research and teaching in practice Part II: Rethinking the university context Teaching for employability Developing inclusive learning and teaching Internationalising teaching in practice Enhancing learning in the digital university Supporting collaborative learning Part III: From disciplinary teacher to scholarly teacher Undertaking inquiry into learning and teaching
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