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Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching in Higher Education

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April 2013 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is designed to take you step by step through each teaching experience you will face. It includes advice, practical exercises, top tips and words of warning on:  


- seminar presentations to your peers

- leading undergraduate seminars

- choosing material for teaching

- preparing productive teaching aids

- giving lectures

- dynamic learning environments

- handling assessment

- success as a guest speaker

- mentoring

 This is a practical 'how-to' guide which is supported throughout by accessible explorations of how teaching can support your research. Written by lecturers who have taught for many years, the 'voice of experience' sections will support and encourage you in your move towards becoming a successful and confident educator.

The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development.  

Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.

Why Teach?
Seminar Presentations to Your Peers
Leading an Undergraduate Seminar
Dynamic Learning Environments
Productive Teaching Aids
Handling Assessment
Glossary of Assessment Terms


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A good introduction to higher education. a useful classroom resource.

Mrs Beverley Owen-jones
November 11, 2013

Excellent book for new teachers to HE with some reflective activities to help you establish your role in teaching and research.

Miss Rebecca Bolan
Education, Carshalton College
September 20, 2013

This book is easy to read and has helped me focus as a neophyte teacher/lecturer

Ms Beryl McLoughlin
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
August 22, 2013

This is a text for dipping into - tips, wisdom, ideas and examples. It covers the practicalities of how to teach rather than any theory behind it. Therefore it's an introduction, but a comprehensive one, best for doctoral students who help out with teaching and who are just starting out.
There is a rare and valuable chapter on giving seminars to peers, a sometimes forgotten element of teaching. The chapter on teaching aids is also useful, with ideas for the many media sources that are now available for classrooms, and considers their uses and (dis)advantages.
The format is appealing, with checklists and reflective text boxes, good for ideas if a new teacher is wondering what to do.

Dr Joanne Hill
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University
August 6, 2013

This textbook has helped me as a lecturer revisit teaching techniques we've taken for granted.

Miss Hema Ramnanan
Dept of Health,Wellbeing & the family, Canterbury Christ Church University
July 11, 2013

an easy read for the novice lecturer. it is clearly written, accessible and engages the reader

Ms Carol-anne Westwell
Nursing & Midwifery, Bangor University
June 12, 2013

I have used this book for my own use on DTLLS course and to support my teaching skills.
It is clearly written and based very much on real life practice. I have found myself referring to it on several occasions for different ideas.

Mrs Kathy Brodie
Centre for Childhood Studies, Stockport College
June 12, 2013

An excellent book that will help and support students who wish to teach H.E. courses. It is easy to understand and helps the reader to look at different teaching strategies.

Mrs Cheryl Hine
Teacher Training, Leeds City College
June 7, 2013

Not appropriate for the level of students whom I am involved with teaching at present. However, recommended to colleagues.

Mrs Audrey Gregory
School of Medicine, Dundee University
May 17, 2013

this book helps me to look at how i can deliver my subject specialism in HE very interesting, clear and easy to understand

Mrs Deborah Regan
academy, Havering College of Further and Higher Education
May 8, 2013

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