1st Edition

Enhancing University Teaching
Lessons from Research into Award-Winning Teachers

ISBN 9780415420259
Published May 10, 2007 by Routledge
176 Pages

USD $49.95

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Book Description

Written by experts in the field, this book aims to provide an alternative approach to quality teaching in higher education by deriving a model of good university teaching from the academics which universities have chosen as their best teachers. Award-winning teachers outline their beliefs and practices as a teacher, covering key topics including:

  • assessment
  • motivating students
  • planning courses and lessons
  • teaching large classes
  • reflection and feedback
  • managing discussion and group work.

Illustrated with extracts from interviews with the award-winning teachers, and packed with activities and further reading, this textbook provides a set of principles for good teaching internationally.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction  2. Method  3. Teachers in Higher Education  4. Aims  5. What to Teach  6. How to Teach  7. Motivating Students  8. Planning Courses and Lessons  9. Teaching Large Classes  10. Managing Discussion and Group-Work  11. Ways of Encouraging Active Learning  12. Assessment  13. Influences on Good Teachers  14. Obtaining Feedback  15. Conclusion

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David Kember is currently Professor of Learning Enhancement at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Carmel McNaught is Director of the Centre for Learning Enhancement And Research and Professor of Learning Enhancement at The Chinese University of Hong Kong.