5th Edition

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Enhancing Academic Practice

Edited By Stephanie Marshall Copyright 2020
    404 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    404 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    Focused on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching, the fifth edition of A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education recognises the complex demands of teaching, research, scholarship and academic management in higher education institutions.

    Fully updated to reflect changes in practice and policy, this new edition has been written to enhance excellence in teaching and learning design and support all involved in facilitating a world-class inclusive education. Offering plentiful and rich practical advice, this rigorous and sound introduction to the basics of teaching and learning in higher education draws together a large number of expert authors and a range of global case studies. A definitive guide for anyone working in higher education, this edition:

    • Offers new chapters covering an inclusive curriculum, the importance of student well-being and the scholarship of teaching and learning
    • Considers the impact of technological changes on policy and practice
    • Discusses the use of digital learning environments
    • Explores how best to engage students in their disciplines and embed skills for employability

    The ultimate guide to support all those involved in providing student learning of the highest quality, A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is essential reading for all new lecturers. It will be particularly useful for anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as more experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice.

    List of illustrations

    List of case studies

    List of contributors and case study authors


    Foreword by Patrick Deane

    A user’s guide


    Part 1 The current world of teaching and learning in higher education

    1. Global perspectives on teaching and learning in HE
    2. Stephanie Marshall

    3. National approaches to teaching and learning in HE
    4. Stephanie Marshall

    5. Success as a university lecturer
    6. Stephanie Marshall


      Part 2 Education, assessment and student support

    7. Lectures, seminars and academic advising
    8. Phil Race

    9. Assessment: new developments in design, marking and feedback
    10. Geoffrey Crisp

    11. Assessment: understanding the basics
    12. Sam Elkington

    13. Student-staff partnerships in teaching and learning
    14. Cherie Woolmer, Elizabeth Marquis, Erin Aspenlieder and Lori Goff

    15. Blended learning
    16. Colin Lumsden, Lucie Byrne-Davies and Karen Scott

    17. The inclusive curriculum
    18. Nona McDuff, Annie Hughes and Sonya Sharma

    19. Embedding skills development into the curriculum
    20. Cecilia Ka Yuk Chan

    21. Supervising undergraduate dissertations
    22. Malcolm J. Todd and Karen Smith

    23. Maximising student learning gain
    24. Camille B. Kandiko Howson

    25. Student well-being
    26. Ruth Caleb

    27. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)
    28. Marian McCarthy


      Part 3 Teaching and learning in the disciplines

    29. The experimental sciences
    30. Ian Turner

    31. Learning and teaching in chemistry
    32. Tina Overton

    33. Mathematics and statistics
    34. Paola Iannone and Adrian Simpson

    35. The new engineering
    36. Peter Goodhew

    37. The performing arts: dance, drama and music
    38. Paul Kleiman and Celia Duffy

    39. Best practice and innovations in economics education
    40. Parama Chaudhury

    41. Psychology
    42. Julie Hulme

    43. Teaching business, management and accountancy
    44. Dominique A. Greer, Abby Cathcart and Larry Neale

    45. Law
    46. Jessica Guth

    47. Quantitative methods in the social sciences
    48. Jonathan Parker

    49. History
    50. Sarah Richardson

    51. Health and social care professions

    Julie Williams, Andrew Kirk and Toni Bewley





    Stephanie Marshall, Vice Principal (Education), Queen Mary University of London, UK.

    This fifth edition of A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is a thoroughly updated version of this popular and influential work.  As always, the book provides not only a firm foundation in the field required by those new to the profession; it also offers thought-provoking materials that are of interest to teachers more established in higher education.  Drawing upon multiple disciplinary, institutional, national and cultural perspectives, and written in a very open and user-friendly way, this book serves as the perfect pre-service and in-service companion to those involved in teaching and learning in higher education.

    Grahame T Bilbow, Director, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning, The University of Hong Kong