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Advancing Practice In Academic Development

Author : David Baume
ISBN : 9781317520344
Genre : Education
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Within the field of academic development, the last twenty years have seen a great expansion of published research into practice and the further development of theoretical approaches. This growth in the scholarship of academic development matches a growth in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Advancing Practice in Academic Development draws on these evolving scholarships to advance professional practice in academic development, addressing questions such as: . How have global academic developers and their units developed and changed over recent decades? How has the context in which academic development work is done altered? What have academic developers and their professional associations learnt? Case studies and examples are used throughout the text to illustrate development scenarios and methods. Academic development is considered as, among others, a critical, a scholarly, a principled, a pragmatic, a supporting and a leadership role. This book is ideal for use on academic development courses run by SEDA and other international organisations as well as by those who have responsibility for leading the improvement of educational practice. Written in a scholarly, accessible, stimulating and practical style, this book acknowledges difficulties and offers ways forward. As well as analysing problems, it offers solutions. Links to web sources referenced in this book can be found at www.seda.ac.uk/apad

Understanding And Developing Student Engagement

Author : Colin Bryson
ISBN : 9781317802310
Genre : Education
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Enhancing the student experience, and in particular student engagement, has become a primary focus of Higher Education. It is in particularly sharp focus as Higher Education moves forward into the uncertain world of high student fees and a developed Higher Education market. Student engagement is a hot topic, in considering how to offer ‘value’ and a better student experience. Moreover it is receiving much attention all over the world and underpins so many other priorities such as retention, widening participation and improving student learning generally. Understanding and Developing Student Engagement draws from a range of contributors in a wide variety of roles in Higher Education and all contributors are actively involved in the Researching, Advancing and Inspiring Student Engagement (RAISE) Network. While utilising detailed case examples from UK universities, the authors also provide a critical review and distillation of the differing paradigms of Student Engagement in America, Australasia, South Africa and Europe, drawing upon key research studies and concepts from a variety of contexts. This book uncovers the multi-dimensional nature of student engagement, utilising case examples from both student and staff perspectives, and provides conceptual clarity and strong evidence about this rather elusive notion. It provides a firm foundation from which to discuss practices and policies that might best serve to foster engagement.

Developing Intercultural Practice

Author : David Killick
ISBN : 9781351971270
Genre : Education
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Intercultural higher education has the potential to enable diverse students in diverse contexts to lead lives they have reason to value in a multicultural and globalizing world. The internationalization of higher education has become a significant site of change, driven by, and contributing to, globalization. So much so that global higher education has the potential to increase collaboration or conflict across the borders of human diversity. As educators seek to better understand and develop the ways in which our universities provide appropriate learning, Developing Intercultural Practice brings perspectives from international education communities together to provide clear guidance on the effective enhancement of these dimensions of academic practice. Exploring the emergence of the post-national university and situating academic development as critical practice, Developing Intercultural Practice considers how globally distributed, multicultural students and faculty, at home, overseas, and online, can develop reciprocal and collaborative learning. Chapters cover areas such as: Internationalization, intercultural, and equitable practice Academic development and internationalization Deficit modelling and the value of diversity Norms and rituals of academic cultures Modelling intercultural academic development Developing Intercultural Practice is essential reading for faculty developers, leaders in learning and teaching, and all academics concerned to ensure their practice is relevant to their students and the worlds into which they will graduate.

Academic Practice

Author : Saranne Weller
ISBN : 9781473943155
Genre : Education
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Lecturers, if you would like to order an e-Inspection copy, go here to order. Taking a broad contemporary view of higher education, this book explores key topics that all academics will need to engage with in order to survive and flourish in today’s increasingly complex higher education environment. Key topics include: · connecting research and teaching in practice · promoting critical approaches to the curriculum · teaching for employability and understanding graduate identity · responding to the internationalisation agenda · engaging with the demands of the digital university · enacting interdisciplinary approaches to teaching and scholarship · enabling inclusive approaches to student engagement and student voice Policy and practice debates informing these different areas are explored alongside practical guidance on how to implement and integrate key priorities into the different dimensions of their professional practice. This is essential reading for higher education faculty undertaking professional development courses, such as the PG Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), the PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE / PGHE) and related courses, and also for early career academics wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary higher education.

The Scholarship Of Academic Development

Author : Heather Eggins
ISBN : 0335211046
Genre : Education
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"This book contains ideas, conceptual and practical, with which it may be possible to negotiate with both government and institutional managers a role for academic development that is established, worthwhile and 'scholarly' in ways recognized by other academics." Teaching in Higher Education "provides some kind of answer to Macdonald's opening question: are academic developers a 'tribe' with their own 'territory'? On the evidence of this volume, they are disparate occupants of an emerging territory but are, at least, beginning a dialogue. While it may be too early to talk about a new tribe this book represents a valuable start in mapping the political and intellectual terrain." Higher Education Review In recent times academic development has moved from the margins to the mainstream of higher education institutions. This book addresses the concept and nature of academic development and examines research into and within the field. It shows how academic development might be distinguished from and overlap with 'educational development' and 'staff development', and how it encompasses those activities concerned with developing learning and teaching in higher education at individual, departmental, faculty, institutional and even at national/international levels. The Scholarship of Academic Development addresses key questions: What is academic development and how is it part of scholarly academic practice? What are its roles and functions? How can research be carried out into, and used in, academic development? The contributors to this volume represent a broad church of experience, roles and approaches to academic development, and to theorizing, researching and practicing in this field. They have provided a significant resource to academic developers, to scholars of higher education practice, to higher education managers and policy-makers.

Reshaping Teaching In Higher Education

Author : Rosanna Breen
ISBN : 9781135724726
Genre : Education
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Linking research with teaching is one of the main topics in the educational development world. This practice based guide shows how academic research activity can be connected to academic teaching activity, to ensure that neither operates in a vacuum - and each can be enhanced by the other. Addressing issues at the individual, course and institutional level, and written for an international readership, this will be a key book for course leaders and educational developers.

Researching Learning In Higher Education

Author : Glynis Cousin
ISBN : 9781135852276
Genre : Education
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Across the world, universities are transforming their teaching and learning practices to meet the challenges facing Higher Education in the 21st century. Research into teaching and learning in Higher Education has never been a more important issue. Growing numbers of academics across disciplines are conducting research in their teaching. This book presents contemporary approaches to researching university teaching and learning to address this rising demand. The author provides a much needed comprehensive yet basic approach for conducting this type of research. A perfect resource for new lecturers, professional developers, researchers and graduate students; this book provides useful and effective guidance for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education. Filling a clear gap in the market, this book covers all the essential methodological and theoretical bases needed to engage in Higher Education research. This book offers a refreshingly light yet serious approach to research which has proved to yield significant advances in the field, allowing new academics from any discipline to effectively conduct higher education research. Each chapter covers the following: FRAMING HIGHER EDUCATION RESEARCH Generating an ETHICAL FRAMEWORK QUALITATIVE DATA ANALYSIS FOCUS GROUP RESEARCH SEMI-STRUCTURED INTERVIEWS NARRATIVE INQUIRY ETHNOGRAPHIC APPROACHES CASE STUDY RESEARCH ACTION RESEARCH APPRECIATIVE INQUIRY PHENOMENOGRAPHY RESEARCHING THRESHOLD CONCEPTS VISUAL RESEARCH EVALUATION APPROACHES This book is an invaluable resource for anyone interested in up to date theories and methods for conducting teaching and learning research in Higher Education.

Enhancing Staff And Educational Development

Author : David Baume
ISBN : 9781134311392
Genre : Education
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Systematic support for improving education and learning in further and higher education has moved to centre stage in recent years- a phenomenon reflected in the booming membership of professional development bodies. This title complements the authors' introductory Guide to Staff and Educational Development, also in this series. This book provides a more detailed consideration of the fundamental issues in staff and educational development, analysing the context in which it functions, the roles undertaken by practitioners and ways in which staff and educational development can be promoted and managed at senior and institutional levels, as well as for individuals. Written in an engaging, accessible style, it is rooted in practice with a wealth of case study material and practical advice. The book covers areas such as: * how professionals learn and develop * developing institutional policy and strategy for development * leading an educational development unit * programmes in learning and teaching in higher education * areas of specialist expertise * career pathways Enhancing Staff and Educational Development combines the insights of seasoned developers with the innovations of new developers, and will be a compelling read for anyone dedicated to the improvement of teaching and learning.

Teaching International Students

Author : Judith Carroll
ISBN : 9781134267798
Genre : Education
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Teaching International Students explores the challenges presented to lecturer and student alike by increased cultural diversity within universities. Packed with practical advice from experienced practitioners and underpinned by reference to pedagogic theory throughout, topics covered include: the issues arising from international students studying alongside ‘home’ students the nature of learning and teacher-student relationships curriculum and development of teaching skills multicultural group work postgraduate supervision the experience of the international student Teaching International Students is essential reading. It demonstrates how improved training for teachers and a better understanding of the international student can enhance the experience of both and, ultimately, provide more positive learning environments for international students in the higher education system.

Understanding Undergraduates

Author : Celia Popovic
ISBN : 9781136725425
Genre : Education
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Most university teachers have ideas about the typical good or not-so-good student in their classes, but rarely do they share these thoughts with others. By keeping quiet about the preconceptions – or stereotypes – they harbour, teachers put themselves at risk of missing key evidence to help them revise their beliefs; more importantly, they may fail to notice students in real need of their support and encouragement. In this unique work, the authors explore UK and US university teachers’ beliefs about their students’ performance and reveal which beliefs are well-founded, which are mistaken, which mask other underlying factors, and what they can do about them. So is it true, for instance, that British Asian students find medicine more difficult than their white counterparts, or that American students with sports scholarships take their studies less seriously? Is it the case that students who sit at the front of the lecture hall get better grades than those who sit at the back? By comparing students’ demographic data and their actual performance with their teachers’ expectations, the authors expose a complex picture of multiple factors affecting performance. They also contrast students’ comments about their own study habits with their views on what makes a good learner. For each preconception, they offer clear advice on how university teachers can redesign their courses, introduce new activities and assignments and communicate effective learning strategies that students will be able to put into practice. Finally, the authors explore the ramifications of teachers’ beliefs and suggest actions that can be taken at the level of the institution, department or programme and in educational development events, designed to level the playing field so that students have a more equitable chance of success. Ideal for both educational developers and university teachers, this book: reveals general tendencies and findings that will inform developers’ own work with university teachers, provides practical guidance and solutions for university teachers to be able to identify and address students’ actual – rather than assumed – needs, explores means of addressing and challenging people’s natural tendency to rely on preconceived ideas and stereotypes, and explains an action research method that educational developers can use on their own campuses to unravel some of the local preconceptions that may be hampering student success.

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