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5th Edition

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

Edited By

Stephanie Marshall

ISBN 9780367200824
Published November 27, 2019 by Routledge
404 Pages 11 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; List of case studies; List of contributors and case study authors; Acknowledgements; 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. National approaches to teaching and learning in HE; 3. Success as a university lecturer; Part 2 Education, assessment and student support; 4. Lectures, seminars and academic advising; 5. Assessment: new developments in design, marking and feedback; 6. Assessment: understanding the basics; 7. Student-staff partnerships in teaching and learning; 8. Blended learning; 9. The inclusive curriculum; 10. Embedding skills development into the curriculum; 11. Supervising undergraduate dissertations; 12. Maximising student learning gain; 13. Student well-being; 14. The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL); Part 3 Teaching and learning in the disciplines; 15. The experimental sciences; 16. Learning and teaching in chemistry; 17. Mathematics and statistics; 18. The new engineering; 19. The performing arts: dance, drama and music; 20. Best practice and innovations in economics education; 21. Psychology; 22. Teaching business, management and accountancy; 23. Law; 24. Quantitative methods in the social sciences; 25. History; 26. Health and social care professions; Glossary; Index

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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