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University Teaching

International Perspectives, 1st Edition

By James J.F. Forest


482 pages

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Originally published in 1998 University Teaching looks at the world of university and college teaching in the study of higher education. Providing a broad perspective, it examines preparation, assessment, and reward from cross-cultural perspectives and explores the cultural and social influences that affect these dimensions. The book provides a considerable richness in diversity of topics and authors, and provokes the reader to observe the many commonalities in the thinking and approaches towards college teaching that pervade the higher education systems worldwide.

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About the Contributors

Part I: Issues of Instruction

1. Improving Teaching by Design: Preferred Policies, Programs and Practices, W. Alan Wright

2. A Cross-Cultural Look at Perceptions of Good Teaching: Asia and the West, David Watkins

3. University Teachers and Instruction: Important Themes for a Global Discussion, James J.F. Forest

Part II: Perspectives on Student Learning and Assessment

4. Improving Teaching Through Research on Student Learning, Noel Entwistle

5. "It’s Just You and the Books": Learning Conditions and Study Strategies of Distance Learners at the University of the South Pacific, France Mugler and Roger Landbeck

6. Portfolios as an Alternative Assessment Practice in Higher Education, Kari Smith

7. Encouraging the Use of Collaborative Learning in Higher Education, Theodore Panitz and Patricia Panitz

8. How Micronesian Students Learn Skills for Personal Adjustment: Issues of Authority, Self-Disclosure, and Cultural Relevance, Kyle D. Smith, Sedya Türk Smith, and Iain K.B. Twaddle

Part III: Training and Development of University Teachers

9. The Preparation of University Teachers: A Cross-National Perspective, Graham Gibbs

10. Academic Staff Development in Southern Africa: The Botswana Model, Michael J. Herrick

11. A University Teaching Practicum: Unpacking the Model, John Dwyer

Part IV: Images of Policy, Structure, and Organization

12. Benchmarking Teaching Performance in Universities: Issues of Control, Policy, Theory, and "Best Practice", Margaret Robinson

13. Work-Based Experience and Higher Professional Learning in British Universities, Terry Hyland

14. Quality versus Quantity Objectives: Effects of the Danish University 1990 Bachelor Degree Ordinance on Students Educational Experiences, Tronie Rifkin

15. From Experiment to Enterprise: Distance Teaching at the University of the West Indies, Howard A. Fergus

16. Integrating Writing Skills into the Curriculum of the Disciplines: A Social Constructionist Approach, Shelia Vance and Glenda Crosling

17. Student Activism and University Teaching in South Korea, Yung Che Kim

18. Accountability Without Tenure: The Impact of Academic Contests on University Teaching at the University of Buenos Aires, Marcela Mollis and Daniel Feldman

Selected Bibliography


About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Higher Education

The volumes in this set, originally published between 1964 and 2002, draw together research by leading academics in the area of higher education, and provide a rigorous examination of related key issues. The volume examines the concepts of learning, teaching, student experience and administration in relation to the higher education through the areas of business, sociology, education reforms, government, educational policy, business and religion, whilst also exploring the general principles and practices of higher education in various countries. This set will be of particular interest to students and practitioners of education, politics and sociology.

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