`This concise book is strongly recommended as an invaluable source both for new teachers and for their mentors who may be well experienced, but nevertheless glad of new ideas for coping with the demanding and fundamental shifts in how teaching is undertaken and assessed' - ESCaslate
Making Teaching Work provides a down-to-earth, jargon-free book for teaching staff in universities and colleges and includes reference to some of the best modern literature on assessment, teaching and feedback. By focusing on the learner in a variety of situations and contexts, the book explores how teachers can help learners to make learning happen.
The authors emphasize 'teaching smarter' - helping busy, hard-pressed teachers to increase the efficiency as well as effectiveness of their work. Written with both full-time and part-time staff in mind, the book allows teaching staff to balance the various tasks which make up their workload, including the increasing paperwork and administration they encounter whilst carrying out assessment, teaching and providing feedback to students.
The book addresses a wide range of aspects of assessment, learning and teaching in post-compulsory education including:
- how to provide a supportive learning environment - including online learning
- how to design and manage formative assessment and feedback
- how to support diverse students - including addressing and achieving student satisfaction.
- developing teaching - including lecturing, small-group teaching, supporting individual learning and dealing with disruptive students
- how to use research to improve teaching
- creatively designing curriculum
- promoting student employability
- broadening horizons - including widening and deepening participation
- addressing and achieving student satisfaction.
It is a self-sufficient and thought-provoking resource about teaching and learning for all practitioners in post-compulsory education.
Professor Phil Race is passionate about helping people to learn successfully. Now retired from full-time employment, he runs workshops and gives keynotes throughout the UK and abroad, working with university and college staff on teaching, assessment and feedback methods. He is known for his highly participative style and humour, and getting participants working with post-its! He lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His wife is Professor Sally Brown, known internationally for her work on fit-for-purpose assessment. Originally a scientist, Phil quickly became interested in teaching and assessment. He has worked at several universities, and is now Visiting Professor at Plymouth University and University Campus Suffolk. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007, and in 2012 became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He publishes widely, but regards `Making Learning Happen' as the favourite of his many books. He can be contacted through his website: www.phil-race.co.uk
Why teach smarter? 1: Beyond learning cycles and styles 2: Working with large groups 3: Working with small groups. 4: Dealing with disruptive students 5: Differentiation 6: Putting your best foot forward 7: Supporting individual learning and responding to learning needs 8: Managing assessment and feedback 9: Developing online learning 10: Addressing student satisfaction Review and conclusions References and further reading Index