Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Understanding Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Looking at the practice of the UK's 'excellent' university teachers, this book draws on insightful interviews where they share their teaching approaches and development plans - the first in-depth study of teaching excellence in higher ...

Author: Alan Skelton

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415333276

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Lecturers in any higher education establishment who are passionate about raising the standards of teaching will find much in this book to stimulate their thinking and development. It will make an exceptional companion for students on postgraduate certificate, diploma and masters courses that address teaching and learning in higher education"--Jacket.
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Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

This book offers inter-disciplinary, evidence-informed discussion around notions of excellence in higher education teaching.

Author: Amanda French

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787147614

Category: Education

Page: 160

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This book offers inter-disciplinary, evidence-informed discussion around notions of excellence in higher education teaching. It will act as a key stimulus for institutional and sector-wide debates and a reference point for initiatives around the TEF agenda.
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Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Marshall Gregory argues that teachers at the university and high school levels can achieve teaching excellence by grounding their teaching in pedagogical theory that takes into account students' abilities and the ultimate goals of teaching: ...

Author: Marshall Gregory

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137373762

Category: Education

Page: 257

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Marshall Gregory argues that teachers at the university and high school levels can achieve teaching excellence by grounding their teaching in pedagogical theory that takes into account students' abilities and the ultimate goals of teaching: to develop students' capacities for thought, reflection, questioning, and engagement to their fullest extent.
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Pursuing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Pursuing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Rallying against this narrowness, Wood and Su unpack the notion of excellence in higher education and argue for a rethinking, seeking to connect with ideas of the value of higher education in a democratic society and proposing an approach ...

Author: Margaret Wood

Publisher:

ISBN: 135005531X

Category: College teaching

Page: 208

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"Teaching excellence is a topic of international significance, having importance for higher education worldwide, yet is generally considered to be poorly defined and understood. The current discourse of teaching excellence is narrowly framed, instrumental and performative, with an onus on measurement and quantification. Rallying against this narrowness, Wood and Su unpack the notion of excellence in higher education and argue for a rethinking, seeking to connect with ideas of the value of higher education in a democratic society and proposing an approach which promotes the inclusion of understandings from the perspectives of higher education stakeholders. They examine teaching excellence through different lenses by engaging a plurality of stakeholder perspectives, including higher education institutions, academics, students, employers and parents, and highlight the importance of engaging different stakeholders in discussions about teaching excellence in higher education. Whilst creating the conditions for public debate and stakeholder engagement is challenging, the authors argue that it is a vital task, and especially necessary at a time when performativity and measurement hold sway and detract from a focus on the processes of teaching and learning. The authors argue that through engaging with higher education constituencies to examine teaching excellence from different angles and stances that more inclusive understandings can be built."--
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Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence

Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence

This timely book explores the notion of teaching excellence from the viewpoint of a variety of international authors; guiding the reader to understand the complex terrain in which teaching excellence is foregrounded, and highlighting a ...

Author: Christine Broughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351812139

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Teaching excellence in higher education needs to be promoted and celebrated. However, a universal definition of excellent teaching remains elusive, and robust evidence about how it affects student learning appears to be lacking. This timely book explores the notion of teaching excellence from the viewpoint of a variety of international authors; guiding the reader to understand the complex terrain in which teaching excellence is foregrounded, and highlighting a number of key issues facing the future of global higher education. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence explores: what is meant by teaching excellence, whether it can be measured and if so, how? the impact of teaching excellence frameworks, initiatives and awards. the new challenges for delivering global teaching excellence fit for the 21st century. With a mix of political, theoretical and applied research foci, each chapter also includes a short critical commentary from international experts in the field to further the debate and situate the topics in a wider context. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence is essential reading for academic and education policymakers, researchers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students in education.
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Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

This book is designed to help colleagues understand what works and to provide institutions with ideas about how they can continue to enhance their students' experiences.

Author: Olwyn Westwood

Publisher:

ISBN: 1980759375

Category:

Page: 246

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2017 saw the introduction of the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in the UK. The process was designed to enable parity o f esteem between those who teach and those who research, and to inform student choice. Institutions were provided with a range of benchmarked data and were asked to provide a statement as to how they met the criteria of the TEF. This book provides an overview of the pilot year process and an analysis of the outcomes using both the quantitative and qualitative data. This book is designed to help colleagues understand what works and to provide institutions with ideas about how they can continue to enhance their students' experiences.
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International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved.

Author: Alan Skelton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134140671

Category: Education

Page: 296

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There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. Once labelled the ‘poor relation’ of the research/teaching divide, teaching is now firmly on the policy agenda; pressure on institutions to improve the quality of teaching has never been greater and significant funding seeks to promote teaching excellence in higher education institutions. This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. International perspectives from educational researchers, award winning teachers, practitioners and educational developers consider key topics, including: policy initiatives research-led teaching teaching excellence and scholarship the significance of academic disciplines research into teaching excellence rewarding through promotion inclusive learning and ICT. Teaching Excellence in Higher Education provides a guide for all those supporting, promoting and trying to achieve teaching excellence in higher education and sets the scene for teaching excellence as a field for serious investigation and critical enquiry.
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Challenging the Teaching Excellence Framework

Challenging the Teaching Excellence Framework

This text offers a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of the implications of the TEF on the UK’s fast-moving policy environment, and increasingly neoliberal higher education sector.

Author: Amanda French

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787695337

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)’s aims, implementation and effect on the English higher education sector remains a controversial and contested subject. This text offers a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of the implications of the TEF on the UK’s fast-moving policy environment, and increasingly neoliberal higher education sector.
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Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence

Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence

Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence: A Case Study Using the Integrated Readiness Matrix builds on the 2015 text, Integrating Pedagogy and Technology: Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with a focus on teaching in ...

Author: Lawrence A. Tomei

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475826135

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence: A Case Study Using the Integrated Readiness Matrix builds on the 2015 text, Integrating Pedagogy and Technology: Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with a focus on teaching in higher education. Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence is premised on our contention in the first book that, while individual faculty members can independently begin to use the IRM to improve their pedagogical and technological skills in their content areas, an organizational structure is needed to sustain ongoing improvement. In addition, while the first book provided a primer on learning theory as it relates to pedagogy, Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence plumbs this topic more deeply from the perspective of the college instructor. Further, the second book is dedicated to demonstrating how the IRM can be institutionalized as the foundation for providing the structure and support to faculty and how they can help shape centers for teaching excellence by becoming more familiar with relevant learning theories and related pedagogical and technological approaches.
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Exploring Disciplinary Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Exploring Disciplinary Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

This book explores disciplinary teaching excellence through a diverse range of student-staff partnership research projects.

Author: Laura Barnett

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 3030691578

Category: Education

Page:

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This book explores disciplinary teaching excellence through a diverse range of student-staff partnership research projects. Despite being a highly contested term, ‘teaching excellence’ is something that universities aspire to and are expected to have. However, the editors and contributors argue that not only are definitions of excellence often broad and generic, but they lack nuanced understandings of disciplinary excellence in higher education. This book begins by unpacking some of these contested definitions of teaching excellence, followed by a series of co-authored chapters produced by students and staff who have undertaken research projects where they examine teaching excellence in their respective disciplinary areas. These chapters demonstrate that teaching excellence may be better understood as a process of becoming that is achieved through partnership between teachers and students. This book will be of interest and value to students, educators, and policy-makers concerned about teaching excellence, as well as scholars of student-staff partnerships.
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Called to Teach

Called to Teach

The call to teach means different things to different people. This collection contends, however, that, at the very least, faithful work in the teaching vocation involves excellence, commitment, and community.

Author: Christopher J. Richmann

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532683206

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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The call to teach means different things to different people. This collection contends, however, that, at the very least, faithful work in the teaching vocation involves excellence, commitment, and community. Representing diverse disciplines and institutional perspectives from a Christian research university, the contributors present reflections based on personal experience, empirical data, and theoretical models. This wide-ranging collection offers insight, encouragement, and a challenge to teachers in all areas of Christian higher education. Building upon the legacy of thoughtful teaching at Baylor University while looking toward the future of higher education, this collection is framed for Christians who teach in higher education but who are also committed to research and graduate training.
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Practical Magic

Practical Magic

What constitutes excellent teaching?

Author: John E. Roueche

Publisher: Amer. Assn. of Community Col

ISBN: 9780871173355

Category: Education

Page: 199

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What constitutes excellent teaching? To answer this question, these noted experts went straight to the thousands of teachers who have been recognized for excellence-recipients of teaching excellence awards-and asked them. Their answers, which the authors have put into context with history and research, make for a book that is as inspiring as it is informative, shedding new light on both the definable and the simply magical components of good teaching. ... Publisher description.
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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

This new edition addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector and includes fully updated discussions of: - the professional in academic practice - mentoring - teaching with technology - the ...

Author: Greg Light

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1446243761

Category: Education

Page: 360

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'This book provides teachers in higher education with what they need - a compelling framework for improving student learning. It combines a comprehensive synthesis of the latest research on learning and teaching with practical strategies for implementing it in their classrooms' - Professor Ken Bain, Author of What the Best College Teachers Do, Vice Provost for Instruction, Montclair State University Praise for the First Edition: `For too long we have waited for a book that brings together the best contemporary thinking about learning and teaching and that connects with academics' everyday teaching practice in an engaging way. At last, in this book, we have it' - Ronald Barnett, Institute of Education, University of London Worldwide, higher and professional education services are challenged by increased student numbers and diversity, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance and thinning resources. This new edition addresses key issues in the practice and theory of teaching and learning in the sector and includes fully updated discussions of: - the professional in academic practice - mentoring - teaching with technology - the relationship between learning objectives, outcomes and assessment - the novice teacher The authors draw on theory, practice and current research to provide a new way of thinking about the many aspects of learning and teaching in higher education, enabling readers to reflect critically on their teaching. They also propose a model for continuous professional development appropriate to the higher education academic community. Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional is for lecturers, researchers, staff developers and others involved in teaching in higher and professional education. Greg Light is Director of the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence and an associate professor in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, Chicago. Roy Cox was a visiting academic at the University of London where he helped establish one of the first centres for learning and teaching in higher education in the world. Susanna Calkins is Associate Director for Faculty development at the Searle Center for Teaching Excellence.
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An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education Supporting Fellowship

An Introduction to Learning and Teaching in Higher Education  Supporting Fellowship

This book is a comprehensive yet accessible introduction to learning and teaching in higher education, and an invaluable resource if you are seeking to enhance and develop your teaching in the context of the Teaching Excellence Framework ...

Author: Peter Scales

Publisher:

ISBN: 0335262406

Category: College teaching

Page: 416

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A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching.

Author: Heather Fry

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317650225

Category: Education

Page: 452

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This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management. The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention. Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher. Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain. Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry. Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.
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Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education

Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education

This book offers an insight into an area of higher education that has become more significant of late: the art of teaching.

Author: Erik Blair

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 9781781353714

Category: Education

Page: 176

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A refreshing and invigorating exploration of what really matters and what really works in higher education teaching. Dr Erik Blair's Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education: From theory to practice is a refreshing and invigorating exploration of what really matters and what really works in higher education teaching. This book offers an insight into an area of higher education that has become more significant of late: the art of teaching. It focuses on the actual work of teaching and gives thought-provoking and perceptive guidance on how to teach in a meaningful and engaging manner.Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education doesn't bamboozle with abstract terminology. Instead, Erik guides readers through topic-driven chapters that offer practical answers supported by rationales drawn from everyday experience. Alongside the core themes, he also provides bite-sized 'nuggets of wisdom' that prompt readers to implement flexible and effective strategies as part of their daily practice. The book offers a deeper understanding of the roles and responsibilities of those who teach in higher education, and also covers the three areas measured in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF): teaching quality, the learning environment, and the educational and professional outcomes achieved by students. Furthermore, Erik goes beyond the lecture theatre and seminar room by including a section dedicated to teaching online - that is, how to get the best out of delivering content to students remotely via the virtual learning environment. Ideal for those new to teaching in higher education as well as more experienced practitioners who want to continue honing their craft, Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education embraces teaching and learning as a personal and human activity - and encourages educators to reflect on how the suggested approaches can be applied in their particular teaching environment. Suitable for all educators working in higher education.
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Learning Development in Higher Education

Learning Development in Higher Education

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement.

Author: Peter Hartley

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9780230365056

Category: Education

Page: 288

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This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.
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