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Learning to Teach in Higher Education By Paul Ramsden

Learning to Teach in Higher Education
by Paul Ramsden

'Everyone who teaches in higher education should read this book...it is sparkling with insight ... is accessible and interesting.'- Journal of Further and Higher Education
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This book addresses the problem of how best to evaluate and improve the standard of higher education teaching in a climate of accountability and appraisal. It links educational theory and the practical realities of teaching in an entirely new way. Designed for the use of practising lecturers, it argues that becoming a good teacher in higher education involves listening to one's students and changing one's understanding of teaching. Paul Ramsden argues for a more professional approach to university teaching. The first part of his book provides an outline of the experience of learning and teaching from the student's point of view, out of which grows a set of principles for effective teaching in higher education. Part two shows how these ideas can enhance educational standards, looking in particular at four problems facing every teacher in higher education: organising the content of undergraduate courses, selecting teaching methods, assessing student learning, and evaluating the effectiveness of teaching. Case studies of exemplary teaching, based on the experiences of actual lecturers are used to connect the ideas to practice and to illustrate how we can all improve our teaching - no matter how adverse the conditions in which we work. The final part of the book looks in more detail at appraisal, performance indicators of teaching, accountability and educational development and training.

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Sku
GOR001604218
Title
Learning to Teach in Higher Education
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
304
ISBN 10
0415064155
ISBN 13
9780415064156
Prizes
N/A
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