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This FreeBook contains excerpts from Routledge books examining the benefits of continuous professional development for researchers, academics and lecturers. Looking at balancing teaching, research and developing professional skills, this content will offer an insight into how academics can utilise learning and research practices in their own work.

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1. Professional Development in Higher Educationby Gill Nicholls.
Chapter 6: Teaching, research and scholarship: the role of professional development

2. The Action Learning Handbookby Anne Brockbank and Ian McGill.
Chapter 6: Action learning as a reflective process

3. Action Research in Teaching and Learning, by Lin Norton.
Chapter 11: Going Public

4. Handbook of Quality Assurance for University Teaching, Edited by Roger Ellis and Elaine Hogard.
Chapter 29: Developing Teaching Standards by Lynnette Matthews and Ruth Pilkington