This book does what no other book can. It gets right to the heart of Teaching and Learning by helping you understand how learning works.This edition includes bonus videos that include chapter introductions, chapter summaries, and interviews with the authors to help you further understand and use the information.There is also a free membership to a community of like minded teachers and learners for idea creation, sharing and problem solving.
Teaching excellence in higher education needs to be promoted and celebrated. However, a universal definition of excellent teaching remains elusive, and robust evidence about how it affects student learning appears to be lacking. This timely book explores the notion of teaching excellence from the viewpoint of a variety of international authors; guiding the reader to understand the complex terrain in which teaching excellence is foregrounded, and highlighting a number of key issues facing the future of global higher education. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence explores: what is meant by teaching excellence, whether it can be measured and if so, how? the impact of teaching excellence ...
Achieving Teaching Excellence serves not only as a readable, user-friendly textbook for the beginning teacher but, also as a source book for the experienced teacher, helping both create meaningful student learning experiences, stimulating student interest, developing cognitive skills, and leading students to question established tenets. You will want to keep it handy, referring to it time and again throughout your teaching career.
Marshall Gregory argues that teachers at the university and high school levels can achieve teaching excellence by grounding their teaching in pedagogical theory that takes into account students' abilities and the ultimate goals of teaching: to develop students' capacities for thought, reflection, questioning, and engagement to their fullest extent.
This book offers inter-disciplinary, evidence-informed discussion around notions of excellence in higher education teaching. It will act as a key stimulus for institutional and sector-wide debates and a reference point for initiatives around the TEF agenda.
What constitutes excellent teaching? To answer this question, these noted experts went straight to the thousands of teachers who have been recognized for excellence-recipients of teaching excellence awards-and asked them. Their answers, which the authors have put into context with history and research, make for a book that is as inspiring as it is informative, shedding new light on both the definable and the simply magical components of good teaching. ... Publisher description.
What makes a university teacher 'excellent'? As debates rage about whether this is down to subject knowledge, communication skills, taking a research-led approach or being a technological whiz, this book provides the first in-depth examination of teaching excellence in higher education. Identifying and examining interpretations of teaching excellence, it considers what ‘excellent’ means and implies for practice.
This workbook charts a clear course for your faculty. New teachers learn how to build their careers on a solid foundation, while experienced faculty members renew the excitement and commitment that led them to teaching in the first place. The book is written in a step-by-step, hands-on workbook format from a teacher-oriented perspective. It proposes a self-evaluation approach directed by (not at) the teacher. The ultimate goal is focused, effective teachers who understand how they can best help their students succeed, and who can "keep their edge" year after year.
Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence: A Case Study Using the Integrated Readiness Matrix builds on the 2015 text, Integrating Pedagogy and Technology: Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education with a focus on teaching in higher education. Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence is premised on our contention in the first book that, while individual faculty members can independently begin to use the IRM to improve their pedagogical and technological skills in their content areas, an organizational structure is needed to sustain ongoing improvement. In addition, while the first book provided a primer on learning theory as it relates to pedagogy, Developing a Center for Teaching Excellence plumbs this topic more deeply from the perspective of the college instructor. Further, the second book is dedicated to demonstrating how the IRM can be institutionalized as the foundation for providing the structure and support to faculty and how they can help shape centers for teaching excellence by becoming more familiar with relevant learning theories and related pedagogical and technological approaches.