2nd Edition

University Teaching in Focus A Learning-centred Approach

Edited By Lynne Hunt, Denise Chalmers Copyright 2021
    374 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    374 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The second edition of University Teaching in Focus distils the knowledge and insights of internationally acclaimed experts in university teaching. It empowers university teachers and contributes to their career success by developing their teaching skills, strategies and knowledge.

    Written in a clear and accessible style, it provides a sharp focus on student learning through the lens of four sections:

    • Focus on subject and curriculum design
    • Focus on subject teaching and learning
    • Focus on students
    • Focus on your career

    Each of the 15 chapters targets a key teaching and learning issue referencing seminal works, current resources and practical applications using real-world cases. The ‘Your thoughts’ sections encourage reflection and offer opportunities to adapt international evidence about best practice to local contexts and disciplines.

    This edition will be a key resource for foundational teaching development programs in higher education institutions or as a self-help manual by early career and experienced teachers who wish to enhance their students’ learning.

    Part 1 Focus on subject and curriculum design 1. Understanding learning: theories and critique  2. Designing subjects for deeper learning: practical research-based principles and guidelines  3. Curriculum frameworks  4. Discipline-based teaching  Part 2: Focus on Subject Teaching and Learning  5. The four Cs of effective classroom teaching  6. Using effective assessment and feedback to promote learning  7. Academic integrity and literacy  8. Learning technologies  Part 3: Focus on Students  9. Teaching to promote graduate employability  10. Inclusive teaching: becoming an effective facilitator of learning  11. Pedagogical partnership: engaging with students as co-creators of curriculum, assessment, and knowledge  12. Indigenous knowers and knowledge in university teaching  Part 4: Focus on Your Career  13. Scholarship of teaching and learning  14. A quality approach to university teaching  15. Building your career through teaching


    Lynne Hunt is Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Queensland.

    Denise Chalmers is Emeritus Professor in the field of higher education teaching and learning at the University of Western Australia.

    "Reading through this publication can only be compared to meeting familiar friends: the theorists, the ideas, the practices – but in new settings. The separate chapters are very coherent because the ideas and their alignment are well-understood and therefore authors are able to maximize the ideas by building connections... After decades of being a practitioner in continuing professional development for university teaching, I found this publication valuable for beginning and mid-career professionals."

    - Professor Wendy Kilfoil, Education Consultant, University of Pretoria, South Africa