'The third edition of Phil Race’s Making Learning Happen is easy to read and importantly, you can dip in and out of it. It is packed full of common sense ideas which are underpinned by sound scholarship... A recommended working manual for lecturers everywhere!'
'Phil Race is a teacher’s teacher. In this latest book he demonstrates how good teaching and good course design can help students engage more fully in their own education and take responsibility for their own learning success. He explains to the reader that what research has told us aids effective teaching for learning in clear, non-jargon ridden language. The chapters focus on effective practice at the heart of the teaching/learning exchange, dealing with common concerns and challenges in practical ways.
'Making Learning Happen has been an essential read for new academic staff since it first appeared. The third edition is exceptionally welcome providing real insights into what the modern student expects, and reflecting changes in the delivery of higher education.'
It is an engaging and ‘non-threatening’ book that should appeal to anyone working in the sector looking for an entry-level book on pedagogy. The PCET context rings true throughout the book – giving the impression this not just a book for those working in PCET, but very much a book from the PCET context. -review of previous edition
The book is a practical, informed and evidence-based guide for teaching practitioners in Post Compulsory Education (PCE), and has something for everyone involved in supporting the learning and achievement of students in PCE. It is rightly felt to be one of the leaders in the field, and contains nine chapters on key topics including ‘Factors underpinning successful learning’: ‘Making lectures inspiring’ and ‘What do I do when?’, which closes the book, and is a very helpful set of FAQs about regularly faced challenges for lecturers.
'Refreshing, original and full of pragmatic, evidence-based advice. This book focuses strongly on how we can develop fit-for-purpose quality learning experiences for today’s students that encourage lifelong learning, rather than short-term achievement of targets. Phil Race walks us through how to design flexible, learner-centred curricula that address the full picture of student learning, assessment and feedback. In my opinion this is the best book on learning and teaching available to teachers in H.E. and F.E. today.
This is a valuable asset to any library. It is easy to read and is written very clearly and understandable
This is an interesting book for those in post-compulsory settings, including teacher trainers in HE. It effectively promotes self-reflection on teaching styles and practices which may need to be updated and reviewed in the light of technological developments and the impact of social media.
This book has been recommended to our library to stock
An enjoyable text. Phil Race's explanations of learning and teaching are insightful and encourage practitioners to really consider the motivations behind their choice design and delivery decisions.
This is an excellent text for postgraduate masters and doctoral students who are involved in the practice of education or research focusing on education topics.
An absolute must - tool kit for both lecturers and students. A resource that may be dipped in to time and time again.
Building on the previous edition, this continues to be a must for novice and beginner lecturers. It's full of handy hints on how to engage students, and keeps you mindful on your reasons for wanting to work in education in the first place.
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This is a valuable book for my students studying for courses related to Mentorship and Practice Education. It guides students through teaching and learning in a digital age.
A really useful book for course leaders or module leaders.
A useful text for our Supporting Adults course.
A very useful read providing essential background information for all PGCE students working in the post 16 sector.
This is a useful text for searching ideas on assessment, teaching and giving feedback.
This is an excellent book which has proved to be very influential in developing the teaching practices of our clinical education students. Race has a wonderful way of expressing complex ideas in a format which is easy to understand and apply. The Ripples model of learning applies in so many different contexts and is relevant to all our students, no matter which health professional background they are from.