A Handbook for Teachers in Universities & Colleges

A Guide to Improving Teaching Methods

Author: David Newble,Robert Cannon

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group

ISBN: N.A

Category: College teachers

Page: 161

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Designed to offer lecturers practical advice and guidance on the organization and delivery of lectures, seminars and tutorials, this reference work explains how to plan course contents, prepare teaching materials, use various teaching aids and assess students' work.
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Handbook of College and University Teaching

A Global Perspective

Author: James E. Groccia,Mohammed A. T. Alsudairi,William Buskist

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412988152

Category: Education

Page: 538

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Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective presents international perspectives on critical issues impacting teaching and learning in diverse higher education environments, all with a unique global view. The need to understand learning and teaching from multiple cultural perspectives has become critically important in educating the next generation of college students. Education experts from around the world share their perspectives on college and university teaching, illuminating international differences and similarities. The chapters are organized around a model developed by James Groccia, which focuses on seven interrelated variables, including teacher, learner, learning process, learning context, course content, instructional processes, and learning outcomes. Using this logical model as the organizational structure of the book provides a guide for systemic thinking about what actions one should take, or suggest others take, when planning activities to improve teaching and learning, curriculum development, and assessment.
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Inclusion and Diversity

Meeting the Needs of All Students

Author: Sue Grace,Phil Gravestock

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134085931

Category: Education

Page: 264

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How should you prepare for the first day of class? How can you encourage all students to participate in discussions? How do you ensure disabled students can take part in field work? Increasingly, universities are drawing from a less traditional group of students – international students, disabled students, part time students, and mature students. This book offers specific, practical advice on the issues that teachers encounter when teaching in a diverse classroom. Inclusion and Diversity highlights good practice for all students, and provides a helpful structure around the day-to-day experiences of staff and students as they make contact with each other. With reference to the international literature, and discussing some of the educational principles that underpin an inclusive curriculum, this book covers a wide range of useful topics so that teachers will have quick access to guidelines on different aspects of teaching and learning: small and large group teaching e-learning work placements students’ lives out of the classroom personal tutoring skills agenda assessment employability and further study Addressing a range of themes, including student age, ethnicity, disability, sexuality and gender, this book aids all practitioners in higher education today – particularly those new lecturers meeting their students for the first time – to develop a better understanding of the issues involved in teaching a diverse range of students.
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Teaching Psychology

A Step-By-Step Guide, Second Edition

Author: Douglas A. Bernstein

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1317650255

Category: Education

Page: 316

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This volume provides thoroughly updated guidelines for preparing and teaching an entire course in psychology. Based on best principles and effective psychological and pedagogical research, it offers practical suggestions for planning a course, choosing teaching methods, integrating technology appropriately and effectively, developing student evaluation instruments and programs, and ideas for evaluation of your own teaching effectiveness. While research-based, this book was developed to be a basic outline of "what to do" when you teach. It is intended as a self-help guide for relatively inexperienced psychology teachers, whether graduate students or new faculty, but also as a core reading assignment for those who train psychology instructors. Experienced faculty who wish to hone their teaching skills will find the book useful, too.
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The Effective Evaluation of Training and Development in Higher Education

Author: Bob Thackwray

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135364702

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This text puts forward the argument that higher education must develop better and more consistent practices with regards to the evaluation of training and development. Most evaluations are valueless unless they start by clarifying the puropse they are intended to serve, and this usually means clarifying whose puropses are being served. This text provides a guide to best practices and uses examples and case studies from both the UK and abroad to show the benefits that can be gained from using evaluation effectively.
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Handbook of College Teaching

Theory and Applications

Author: Keith W. Prichard,R. M. Sawyer,Robert McLaran Sawyer

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313281426

Category: Education

Page: 471

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College professors are becoming increasingly committed to effective teaching, and much has been done to improve instructional methods. This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.
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Cognitive principles, critical practice: Reading literature at university

Author: Susanne Reichl

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3862340600

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 348

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This enquiry into the principles and practice of reading literature brings together insights from cognitive studies, literary theory, empirical literature studies, learning and teaching research and higher education research. Reading is conceptualised as an active process of meaning-making that is determined by subjective as well as contextual factors and guided by a sense of purpose. This sense of purpose, part of a professional and conscious approach to reading, is the central element in the model of reading that this study proposes. As well as a conceptual aim, this model also has pedagogical power and serves as the basis for a number of critical and creative exercises geared towards developing literary reading strategies and strategic reading competences in general. These activities demonstrate how the main tenets of the study can be put into practice within the context of a particular institution of higher education.
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Teaching Young Adults

A Handbook for Teachers in Post-compulsory Education

Author: Joe Harkin,Gill Turner,Trevor Dawn

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415222839

Category: Education

Page: 165

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Further and Higher Education in the UK has expanded greatly in recent years, bringing into education large numbers of young people who present teachers with new challenges. At the same time, there is an immense pressure to improve the quality of learning and teaching, and to encourage students to be active participants in the process. This book is aimed at teachers, aspiring teachers and other professionals in upper secondary schools, further education colleges and universities who wish to increase learner motivation and to create opportunities for greater learner autonomy. It will: * relate learning theory to practice * provide practical help for teachers to understand how they tend to interact with students * suggest how they may build a repertoire of teaching styles that foster sharing of responsibility with learners for more effective learning.
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Handbook of College Science Teaching

Author: Joel J. Mintzes

Publisher: NSTA Press

ISBN: 0873552601

Category: Education

Page: 416

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The Handbook offers models of teaching and learning that go beyond the typical lecture-laboratory format and provides rationales for new practices in the college classroom. It is ideal for graduate teaching assistants, senior faculty and graduate coordinators, and mid-career professors in search of reinvigoration.
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