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Developing Excellence in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education through Observation




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ISBN 9780367358105
April 18, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
216 Pages 9 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Offering inter-disciplinary, evidence-informed discussion and practical resources for using observation as a tool of educational inquiry to enhance understanding and the quality of teaching and learning in higher education, this book draws on forward-thinking, contemporary research.

Illustrated with real examples and case studies of collaborative observation from a range of subject areas, it provides a conceptual and practical guide for harnessing observation to better understand the relationship between teaching and learning.

This is a must-read book for all those interested and involved in using observation to understand, develop and improve the quality of teaching and learning in Higher Education.

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Table of Contents

Contents

Cover page

List of figures and tables

Acknowledgements

Chapter 1 – Introduction

Chapter 2 – Contextualising the importance of teaching and learning in higher education

Chapter 3 – Understanding teaching and learning in higher education

Chapter 4 – Developing a scholarly approach to higher education teaching and learning

Chapter 5 – A review of the role of observation in teaching and learning

Chapter 6 – Designing and implementing a collegial peer observation scheme

Chapter 7 – Developing observation and coaching skills

Chapter 8 – Collaborative observation between students and staff as a catalyst for meaningful improvement

Chapter 9 – Unseen observation: an alternative approach to thinking about academics’ professional learning

Chapter 10 – Concluding comments

Index

 

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Biography

Matt O’Leary is Professor of Education and Director of CSPACE Education Research Centre at Birmingham City University, UK. He is internationally renowned for his extensive body of work on the use of observation in understanding and improving teaching and learning across education sectors.

Vanessa Cui is a Senior Research Fellow at Birmingham City University CSPACE Education Research Centre. Her research focuses on higher education learning and teaching policy and practices, with a special interest in the students’ involvement in quality development activities and staff and student collaborations in learning and teaching.