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On Becoming An Innovative University Teacher By John Cowan

On Becoming An Innovative University Teacher
by John Cowan

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Meant to assist university teachers to plan and run innovative activities to enable their students to engage in effective reflective learning. This book aims to help them adapt other teachers' work for use with their own students; and give a rationale for the place of reflective teaching and learning in higher education.
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On Becoming An Innovative University Teacher Summary


On Becoming An Innovative University Teacher by John Cowan

"This is one of the most interesting texts I have read for many years ... It is authoritative and clearly written. It provides a rich set of examples of teaching, and a reflective discourse."
Professor George Brown

"...succeeds in inspiring the reader by making the process of reflective learning interesting and thought provoking ... has a narrative drive which makes it a book too good to put down."
Dr Mary Thorpe

"...a delightful and unusual reflective journey...the whole book is driven by a cycle of questions, examples, strategies and generalizations from the examples. In all, it is the clearest example of practise-what-you-preach that I have seen."
Professor John Biggs

This unusual, accessible and significant book begins each chapter by posing a question with which college and university teachers can be expected to identify; and then goes on to answer the question by presenting a series of examples; finally, each chapter closes with 'second thoughts', presenting a viewpoint somewhat distinct from that taken by John Cowan.

This book will assist university teachers to plan and run innovative activities to enable their students to engage in effective reflective learning; it will help them adapt other teachers' work for use with their own students; and will give them a rationale for the place of reflective teaching and learning in higher education.

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On Becoming An Innovative University Teacher Reviews


"This is one of the most interesting texts I have read formany years.. It is authoritative and clearly written. It provides a rich set of examples of teaching, and a reflective discourse."- Professor George Brown "...succeeds in inspiring the reader by making the process of reflective learning interesting and thought provoking...has a narrative drive which makes it a book too good to put down." - Dr Mary Thorpe "What comesthrough very strongly and is an admirable feature is so much of the author's own personal experience, what it felt like to take risks and how his own practice developed as a result of taking risks, exploring uncharted territory...The book has the potential to become the reflective practitioner's 'bible'." - Dr Lorraine Stefani

About John Cowan


John Cowan has been an active innovator for the past thirty years, having led in such developments as resource-based learning, Education for Capability, self-assessed learning, and action-research activities for students as well as teachers. He has been much in demand to share his experience in workshops which have linked staff and curriculum development in what has always been the essentially practical approach of someone who wants to help his colleagues to enhance their teaching and their students' learning.A former Professor of Engineering Education at Heriot-Watt University, and of Learning Development at the Open University, he is a visiting professor at Salford University and the Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, and as a consultant currently chairs the Working Group which is charged to establish personal and professional capabilities as a central feature in the curricula for the courses offered in the University of the Highlands and Islands Project.

Table of Contents


Preface
Introduction
What is meant in education by reflecting?
What does reflection have to offer in education?
Is there a methodology we can and should follow?
What can teachers do, to encourage students to reflect?
What is involved for students in analytical reflection?
What is involved in evaluative reflection?
How can I adapt ideas from your teaching, for mine?
How should you get started?
How can such innovations be evaluated?
Where should I read about other work in this field?
A postscript
final reflections
References
Index.

Additional information

GOR002649588
On Becoming An Innovative University Teacher by John Cowan
John Cowan
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Open University Press
1998-12-01
192
0335199933
9780335199938
N/A
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