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A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research and scholarship, and academic management. Against these contexts, the book focuses on developing professional academic skills for teaching. Dealing with the rapid expansion of the use of technology in higher education and widening student diversity, this fully updated and expanded edition includes new material on, for example, e-learning, lecturing to large groups, formative and summative assessment, and supervising research students. Part 1 examines teaching and supervising in higher education, focusing on a range of approaches and contexts. Part 2 examines teaching in discipline-specific areas and includes new chapters on engineering, economics, law, and the creative and performing arts. Part 3 considers approaches to demonstrating and enhancing practice. Written to support the excellence in teaching required to bring about learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as all those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching. Those working in adult learning and education development will also find it a particularly useful resource. Heather Fry is the founding Head of the Centre for Educational Development at Imperial College London. Steve Ketteridge is Director of Educational and Staff Development at Queen Mary, University of London. Stephanie Marshall is Director of Programmes at the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education and is currently Visiting Professor at Queen Mary, University of London.

A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Enhancing Academic Practice Third edition

Edited by Heather Fry Steve Ketteridge Stephanie Marshall

First edition published 1999 Second edition published 2003 by Routledge This edition published 2009 by Routledge 270 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10016 Simultaneously published in the UK by Routledge 2 Park Square, Milton Park, Abingdon, Oxon OX14 4RN Routledge is an imprint of the Taylor and Francis Group, an informa business

This edition published in the Taylor & Francis e-Library, 2008. “To purchase your own copy of this or any of Taylor & Francis or Routledge’s collection of thousands of eBooks please go to www.eBookstore.tandf.co.uk.” © 2003 individual contributors; 2009 Taylor & Francis All rights reserved. No part of this book may be reprinted or reproduced or utilised in any form or by any electronic, mechanical, or other means, now known or hereafter invented, including photocopying and recording, or in any information storage or retrieval system, without permission in writing from the publishers. Trademark Notice: Product or corporate names may be trademarks or registered trademarks, and are used only for identification and explanation without intent to infringe. Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication Data A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education : enhancing academic practice / [edited by] Heather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall.–3rd ed. p. cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. 1. College teaching–Handbooks, manuals, etc. 2. College teachers. 3. Lecture method in teaching. I. Fry, Heather. II. Ketteridge, Steve. III. Marshall, Stephanie. IV. Title: Teaching and learning in higher education. LB2331.H3145 2008 378,1′25–dc22 2008009873

ISBN 0-203-89141-4 Master e-book ISBN

ISBN 10: 0–415–43463–7 (hbk) ISBN 10: 0–415–43464–5 (pbk) ISBN 10: 0–203–89141–4 (ebk) ISBN 13: 978–0–415–43463–8 (hbk) ISBN 13: 978–0–415–43464–5 (pbk) ISBN 13: 978–0–203–89141–4 (ebk)

Contents

List of illustrations Notes on contributors Acknowledgements Foreword

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Part 1 Teaching, supervising and learning in higher education

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