Learning & Teaching in Higher Education: The Reflective Professional

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SAGE, Apr 10, 2001 - Education - 288 pages
This book addresses the practice of learning and teaching within higher education. Higher education is currently a sector challenged worldwide by increased numbers and diversity of students, tougher demands for professional accountability, increasing calls for educational relevance, thinning resources and the exacting demands of a global education market.

This book brings together key issues of theory and practice to develop an overall professional 'language' of teaching situated within communities of academic practice. This 'language' provides teachers with a conceptual 'vocabulary' and 'grammar' for understanding and improving practice, enables them to critically reflect upon their teaching in a range of key 'genres'

 

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Contents

1 The Challenge of Professionalism
1
THE LECTURER AS REFLECTIVE PROFESSIONAL
15
A General Theoretical Framework
17
3 The Reflective Professional in Academic Practice
28
4 A Critical Matrix of Learning and Teaching
44
GENRES OF TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
66
Course and Curriculum Design
69
Large Group Teaching
97
Teaching with New Technology
154
Student Assessment
169
Teaching and Course Evaluation
195
PERFORMANCE STRATEGY
218
12 Realizing the Reflective Professional
221
Appendix
239
Bibliography
259
Index
271

Small Group Teaching
115
Project Dissertation and Thesis Supervision
134

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