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This book explores ways in which pedagogical research, theory, models and frameworks can be used pragmatically to enhance teaching practice in higher education. It provides practical strategies, ideas, techniques and approaches drawn from literature and real-life experience, using examples from a variety of disciplines.
Cross-cutting themes include developing resilience and care for ourselves, our colleagues and our students, engaging with diversity in teaching and promoting dialogue and enquiry. It also addresses the dimensions of the UK Professional Standards Framework.
Key coverage includes:
Models of course and learning design and evaluation
Teaching in different contexts including lectures and small groups, laboratory, studio and practice settings and supervising student research
Enhancing assessment and feedback, student engagement and academic writing through inclusive practice
Promoting participation in blended learning
Developing students' work-relevant skills, attributes and practices
Approaches to professional development including the role of mindfulness in teaching
This is essential reading for lecturers on Higher Education Academy-accredited programmes, such as PGCTLHE, PGCAP, PG Cert HE, and for staff seeking HEA fellowship through experience-based routes, or who wish to develop more scholarly approaches to their practice.
Helen Pokorny is Principal Lecturer in Learning and Teaching at the University of Westminster. Digby Warren is Head of the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University.
Chapter 1: Introduction: Teaching in the changing landscape of higher education - Helen Pokorny & Digby Warren Chapter 2: Course and learning design and evaluation - Digby Warren Chapter 3: Teaching by leading and managing learning environments - Steven Cranfield Chapter 4: Assessment for learning - Helen Pokorny Chapter 5: Blended learning - Charl Fregona with Agata Sadza Chapter 6: Student engagement - Kathy Harrington, Sandra Sinfield & Tom Burns Chapter 7: Embracing student diversity - Susannah McKee & Matt Scandrett Chapter 8: Engaging with academic writing and discourse - Julian Ingle Chapter 9: Effective supervision - Dave Griffiths & Digby Warren Chapter 10: Work-related learning - Sibyl Coldham & Pauline Armsby Chapter 11: Professional development - Jennifer Bright, Rebecca Eliahoo & Helen Pokorny