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Edited collection featuring essays from exceptional National Teaching Fellows. Presents the cutting-edge of pedagogical thinking on the most important topics in higher education today, including student engagement, assessment, internationalisation and employability. Destined to become a 'must-read' guide for anyone involved in higher education.
Tim Bilham is Director of Education Research and Development in the Department for Health at the University of Bath, UK. He is both a National Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Authority.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements How to Use this Book Glossary Foreword Introduction: Inspiration, Innovation and Excellence; Tim Bilham PART I: CROSSING BOUNDARIES Crossing Boundaries: Disciplines 1. The Liquidity of Knowledge: Learning across Disciplinary Divides; Heather Barnett 2. Mixed Cultures: Microbiology, Art and Literature; Joanna Verran 3. Blending Approaches to Teaching in Art and Design: Case Studies from Glass and Ceramics; Kevin Petrie 4. New Learning Ecosystems: Blurring Boundaries, Changing Minds; Helen Keegan Crossing Boundaries: Transitions 5. Learning to Love Learning; Peter Ovens 6. Crossing the Boundaries of Academic Writing; Lin Norton and James Elander 7. Beyond Competence: Enabling and Inspiring Healthcare Students; Faith Hill 8. 'Disability Matters': The Role of Personal Tutors for Inclusive Teaching and Learning; Suanne Gibson PART II: LEARNING DIFFERENTLY Learning Differently: Approaches to Teaching 9. Designs on Learning: The Role of Cross-University Collaborative Undergraduate Research Symposia; Kirsten Hardie in association with Annie Grove-White 10. Innovative Approaches to Learning Design: Harnessing New Technologies for Learning; Gráinne Conole 11. Scaffolding Problem-Based Learning; Derek Raine 12. Developing Subject Specific Knowledge, Digital Creativity and Soft Skills: A Games-Based Approach to Teaching and Learning; Rachel McCrindle Learning Differently: Teaching Difficult Topics 13. Teaching with Assessment, Feedback and Feed-Forward: Using 'Preflights' to Assist Student Achievement; Brian Whalley 14. Ongoing Challenges in Cross-Disciplinary Teaching: A Case Study from Statistics; Paul Hewson 15. De-Mystifying Statistics: Bring Your Imprimatur ... to the Laughter; Andy Field 16. Performing Critical Thinking?; Stella Jones-Devitt Learning Differently: Assessment 17. Best Practice in Assessment and Feedback: Neglected Issues; Peter Hartley 18. Assessment Strategies for Developmental and Experiential Learning: Successes and Challenges; Anita Peleg 19. Developing and Assessing Professional Competence: Using Technology in Learning Design; Luke Dawson in association with Ben Mason Learning Differently: International Issues 20. Building Curriculum Internationalisation from the Bottom up; David Killick 21. New Horizons and Old Challenges for Distance Learning: Bridging the Access Gap in African Universities; Basiro Davey 22. Kinds of International: Internationalisation through Engagement with One Another; Jane Spiro Part III Engaging Students Engaging students: In the Process of Learning and Discovery 23. Doing, Being and Becoming: An Occupational Perspective on Enabling Learning; Rayya Ghul 24. Learning Together through Student-Lecturer Collaborative Enquiry; Will Curtis 25. Creating Space for Student Autonomy and Engagement through Partnership and Letting Go; Colin Bryson 26. The Student-Professional; Laura Ritchie Engaging Students: Its Wider Influence 27. Wanted! Agents of Change: Enabling Students to Make Change Happen in their Professional World; Duncan Reavey 28. Authentic Partnerships: Inspiring Professional Identity and Ownership in Students; Ruth Matheson 29. Learning from the Real; Mary Hartog and Philip Frame in association with Chris Rigby and Doirean Wilson 30. Looking at the Mirror in the Suitcase: Encouraging Students to Reflect on their Professional Learning Journey; Anna Lise Gordon Part IV Employability: Moving On 31. SOARing to Success: Employability Development from the Inside-Out; Arti Kumar 32. Telling Tales: The Use of Story to Enhance Employability; Beverly Leeds 33. Authentic Assessment and Employability - a Synergy?; Jane Thomas 34. Getting Ready for Action: Student Engagement in an Employability Project; Jamie Thompson in association with Laura Bullerwell, Catherine Foster, Russell Jackson and Nichola Larkin (students) 35. English Language Learning for International Employability; Angela Goddard in association with Alastair Henry 36. Engaging with and Owning the Enterprise Agenda; Pauline Kneale Conclusion: Sustaining Excellence; Tim Bilham References Endotes Index