Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this fully updated new edition of Designing Learning offers accessible guidance to help those new to teaching in higher education to design and develop a course. With new considerations to the higher education context, this book uses current educational research to support staff in their endeavour to design and develop modules and degree courses of the highest quality.
Offering guidance on every stage, from planning to preparing materials and resources, with a focus on the promotion of learning, this book considers:
Providing advice, illustrative examples and case studies, Designing Learning is a comprehensive guide to designing a high quality course. This book is a must-read for any academic looking to create or update their course or module.
List of Figures; List of Tables; Series Editor Introduction; Foreword; Chapter One: The Higher Education Context; Chapter Two: How your teaching fits into the big picture; Chapter Three: What are you students supposed to learn and be able to do?; Chapter Four: Matching your content to outcomes – and not the other way around; Chapter Five: Selecting the appropriate teaching and learning methods; Chapter Six: Designing Assessment and Feedback Opportunities; Chapter Seven: Learning materials and resources for diverse learners; Chapter Eight: Supporting your learners; Chapter Nine: Managing your course; Chapter Ten: Engaging your students and creating a learning community; Chapter Eleven: Does the course work? Evaluating and Evidencing your Practice; References
This indispensable series is aimed at new lecturers, postgraduate students who have teaching time, Graduate Teaching Assistants, part-time tutors and demonstrators, as well as experienced teaching staff who may feel it’s time to review their skills in teaching and learning.
Titles in this series will provide the teacher in higher education with practical, realistic guidance on the various different aspects of their teaching role, which is underpinned not only by current research in the ﬁeld, but also by the extensive experience of individual authors, and with a keen eye kept on the limitations and opportunities therein. By bridging a gap between academic theory and practice, all titles will provide generic guidance on the topics covered, which is then brought to life through the use of short, illustrative examples drawn from a range of disciplines. All titles in the series will:
Titles in the series will prove invaluable whether they are used for self-study, as reference material when seeking teaching recognition or as part of a formal taught programme on teaching and learning in higher education (HE), and will also be of relevance to teaching staff working in further education (FE) settings.