Enhancing University Teaching

Lessons from Research into Award-Winning Teachers

By David Kember, Carmel McNaught

© 2007 – Routledge

166 pages

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Paperback: 9780415420259
pub: 2007-03-22
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pub: 2007-03-22
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About the Book

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

About the Authors

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.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
EDUCATION / Secondary
EDUCATION / Professional Development