9780749435356

Supporting Student Learning: Case Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education

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    9780749435356

  • ISBN10:

    0749435356

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Nonspecific Binding
  • Copyright: 2002-04-01
  • Publisher: RoutledgeFalmer
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Summary

This is an accessible guide to some best practice on learning environments and student support from around the world.The book covers issues relating to ancillary support, academic support and student support. It enables readers to develop an insight into the backgrounds, understandings and pressures on today's students, and will help develop an appreciation of the critical issues for both students and their teachers and support staff when seeking to maximize the learning experience. The wide range of informative case studies highlight the need for teachers in Higher Education to be aware of the learning environment in terms of their student's needs. A vital book for anyone concerned with the effectiveness of their teaching, and the quality of their students' learning, it will be of interest to teachers, student affairs and retention professionals.

Table of Contents

Contributors ix
Introducing Student Learning Support 1(16)
Glenda Crosling
Graham Webb
THE CASE STUDIES
Section 1: Relating to Students
Mentoring Rosie
17(8)
Martha Bean
The Heart and the Machine
25(9)
Janet Robbins
Doing it Hard
34(7)
Ormond Simpson
The Personal is the Professional
41(8)
Sonia Thompson
Intercultural Inexperience
49(8)
Zhu Yunxia
Jacqueline Harrison
Freedom to Fail
57(7)
Tanya Kantanis
Lovely ShirLey Anonymous
64(8)
Dilemma for Two
72(9)
Eira Makepeace
Section 2: Developing Students' Academic Skills
I Can Only Do it With Aspirin
81(7)
Linda Galligan
Accounting?: I Can Do That
88(8)
Linda Forson
What's Information Literacy?
96(8)
Dolene Rossi
Leone Hinton
How Can We Reach Them?
104(7)
Esther Daborn
Bill Guariento
Reading for Life
111(8)
Faridah Pawan
Sharon Pugh
Back on Course - But...
119(7)
Vanessa Charter
Barriers or Bridges?
126(8)
Daniel Granger
Taking the Initiative: From Academic Survival to Academic Success
134(11)
John Morley
Section 3: Working with Staff
Letter of the Law
145(8)
Colin Beasley
Academic Friend or Foe?
153(9)
Monique Osborn
Generalizing the Generic
162(8)
Glenda Crosling
Alan Farley
The Golden Triangle
170(9)
Phillipa Ferst
Conclusion
Dimensions of Student Learning Support
179(8)
Glenda Crosling
Graham Webb
Further reading 187(6)
Index 193

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