1st Edition

Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning
A practical guide for librarians and educators

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ISBN 9781783300709
Published April 22, 2016 by Facet Publishing
240 Pages

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Book Description

Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides a straightforward and accessible guide to the latest learning and teaching practices appropriate for use with higher education students.

It is both an exciting and challenging time to be working in higher education as the sector experiences rapid changes including: an increasingly diverse student population with changing expectations; changes in technology such as the rise in the use of social media; increased emphasis on employability and internationalization; development of new social learning spaces; as well as an ever-decreasing resource base. As a result of these changes, new approaches to supporting student learning are developing rapidly.

In the past five years, developments in both the theory and practice of learning and teaching have created a complex landscape which it is sometimes difficult to navigate. Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning provides practical guidance and brings together theory and practice in an accessible style. The book covers a wide range of tools and techniques (relevant to face-to-face, blended learning and online practices) which will suit students in different contexts from large groups of 500+ to very small classes of research students.

This practical book makes extensive use of case studies, examples, checklists and tables and contains:

An analysis of the current higher education landscape, the changes that are occurring and the diverse nature of student populations

An exploration of new theories of digital literacy incorporating case studies demonstrating how library and information workers have applied these models in practice

A demonstration of the many different ways in which academic library and information services are working in support of student employability

A theoretical overview of different approaches to teaching and learning , with Kolb's learning cycle, Laurillard's conversational framework for university teaching, Entwistle's teaching for understanding at university, Land and Meyer's threshold concepts, and the Higher Education Academy's work on flexible pedagogies

Practical guidance on designing, developing and evaluating courses and other learning and teaching events in different situations, made up of face-to-face, flipped classroom, blended learning and online learning

An exploration of approaches to personal and professional development with 90+ approaches to workplace learning; accredited courses; short courses, conferences and workshops; networking through professional organizations and developing online networks.

Readership: Emerging Strategies for Supporting Student Learning will be essential reading for different groups working in colleges and universities such as library and information workers, staff developers, educational technologists, educational development project workers, educational change agents and students of library and information science who are planning their careers in higher education institutions.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction 2. Working with diversity 3. Digital literacies 4. Employability 5. Approaches to learning and teaching 6. Learning and teaching activities 7. Making it happen 8. Designing face-to-face, blended and online courses 9. Delivering learning experiences 10. Evaluation of learning and teaching activities, and courses 11. Lifelong professional development.

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