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Developing Your Teaching

Towards Excellence, 2nd Edition

By Peter Kahn, Lorraine Anderson


202 pages | 9 B/W Illus.

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Paperback: 9781138591196
pub: 2019-03-18
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Packed with advice, vignettes and case studies, as well as useful tips and checklists for improving teaching, the second edition of Developing Your Teaching is the ideal toolkit to support the development of teaching practice. Providing a blend of ideas, interactive review points and case study examples from university teachers, this accessible handbook for professional practice provides ideas on a range of topics including:

  • learning from student feedback and peer review
  • students as consumers and their expectations
  • building effective partnerships with students and colleagues

  • developing a teaching portfolio
  • choosing effective teaching practices
  • the challenges and benefits of securing an initial teacher qualification

A must-read for all those new to teaching in higher education, as well as more experienced lecturers looking to refresh and advance the quality of their teaching, this fully updated new edition is the ideal toolkit to support the development of teaching practice.

Table of Contents

    List of figures and tables; List of case studies; Acknowledgements; Series Editor Introduction; Chapter 1 Introduction: The teaching landscape; Chapter 2 Choosing effective teaching practices; Chapter 3 The discipline as a locus for enhancement; Chapter 4 A partnership with students in learning and teaching; Chapter 5 Engaging with reflective practice; Chapter 6 Shifting collective practice; Chapter 7 Connecting to drivers; Chapter 8 Researching your own practice; Chapter 9 Taking a lead in teaching; Chapter 10 Understanding teaching excellence; Chapter 11 Career-wide enhancement; Chapter 12 Conclusion: a sense of direction; Glossary; Index

About the Authors

Peter Kahn is the Director of the Centre for Higher Education Studies at the University of Liverpool, UK.

Lorraine Anderson is an Assistant Director of Student Services and Head of the Academic Skills Centre at the University of Dundee, UK.

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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