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Developing Your Teaching

Ideas, Insight and Action, 1st Edition

By Peter Kahn


184 pages

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For new as well as more experienced lecturers, this motivational book is packed with accessible and practical advice, grounded in learning theory. The authors show how to take a step back, reflect on your current practice and take measures to improve it. A wide range of creative and innovative ideas are explored including:

  • using feedback from peers and students
  • turning your understanding into practice
  • getting involved in support networks
  • working with mentors
  • using teaching to progress your career.


'This book is a timely addition to the literature of learning and teaching in higher education…I would certainly recommend this book as a core text to new HE staff when joing the programme, as a friendly introduction to a sometimes complex area.' - ESCalate

'I commend the authors on the style and quality of writing. Even with twenty plus years in teaching, I found each chapter had something to offer me. The text is friendly, almost conversational in its approach, and should appeal to most readers… This book is highly recommended, accessible and full of sound advice without being patronising. Those new to HE teaching and those with years experince will find something here to help them develop their teaching.' - Physical Sciences Educational Reviews, The Higher Education Academy

Table of Contents

1.Why improve your teaching? 2. Evidence-based teaching 3. Inspiration for teaching 4. Personal strategies for learning from experience 5. Learning from others 6. Creating a support network 7. Mentoring 8. Investigations and development projects 9. Making a case – synthesising insights into teaching 10. Conclusion – ensuring continued development, scholarship of teaching and learning. Appendix: Resources for improving your teaching

About the Series

Key Guides for Effective Teaching in Higher Education

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:

  • represent up-to-date thinking and incorporate the use of computing and appropriate learning technology
  • consider methods and approaches for teaching and learning when there is an increasing diversity in learning and a growth in student numbers
  • encourage readers to reflect, critique and apply learning in their practice and professional context
  • provide links and references to other work on the topic and research evidence where appropriate.

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.

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