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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


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




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