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Taking a broad contemporary view of higher education, this book explores key 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:
* connecting research and teaching in practice
* promoting critical approaches to the curriculum
* teaching for employability and understanding graduate identity
* responding to the internationalisation agenda
* engaging with the demands of the digital university
* enacting interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship
* enabling inclusive approaches to student engagement and student voice
Policy and practice debates informing these different areas are explored alongside practical guidance on how to implement and integrate key priorities into the different dimensions of their professional practice.
This is essential reading for higher education faculty undertaking professional development courses, such as the PG Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), the PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE / PGHE) and related courses, and also for early career academics wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary higher education.
Saranne Weller is Reader in Higher Education Practice and Development at St Georges, University of London. She has been teaching in higher education for over 20 years and has previously held leadership roles in the development of teaching and learning in a range of different institutional contexts including as Senior Lecturer in Higher Education and Assistant Director (Accredited Programmes) at King's College London, Associate Dean Learning, Teaching and Enhancement at the University of the Arts, London and Director for Research Informed Teaching at London South Bank University.
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