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  1. Books 10 items
    1. Teaching for quality learning at university: what the student does - John B. Biggs, Catherine Tang, Society for Research into Higher Education c2007

      Book Recommended "Teaching for Quality Learning at University" focuses on implementing a constructively aligned outcomes-based model at both classroom and institutional level.The theory, which is now used worldwide as a framework for good teaching and assessment, is shown to: assist university teachers who wish to improve the quality of their own teaching, their students' learning and their assessment of learning outcomes; aid staff developers in providing support for teachers; and, provide a framework for administrators interested in quality assurance and enhancement of teaching across the whole university.

    2. Engaging ideas: the professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom - John C. Bean 2011 (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches,

    3. Improving assessment through student involvement: practical solutions for aiding learning in higher and further education - Nancy Falchikov 2005

      Book Recommended Provides a scholarly account of the many facets of assessment, with a particular focus on student involvement.

    4. Enhancing learning and teaching in higher education: engaging with the dimensions of practice 2015

      Book Essential This book is an essential guide if you are working in higher education and seeking professional recognition for your role in teaching and supporting learning, and particularly if you are seeking a fellowship with the UK Higher Education Academy (HEA).

    5. A handbook for teaching and learning in higher education: enhancing academic practice - Heather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall 2014

      Book Recommended Major changes have taken place in the organization and management of professional academic work within British universities in recent years. The authors consider the wider implications for policy innovations and strategies, developing a critical response to nostrums concerning the 'entrepreneurial university.

    6. Teaching with integrity: the ethics of higher education practice - Bruce Macfarlane 2004

      Book Recommended This is a book about the ethics of teaching in the context of higher education. While many books focus on the broader socially ethical topics of widening participation and promoting equal opportunities, this unique book concentrates specifically on the lecturer's professional responsibilities.

    7. The higher education manager's handbook: effective leadership and management in universities and colleges - Peter McCaffery 2004

      Book Recommended the text examines the particular set of challenges facing anyone managing - or moving into management - in the complex environment of HE. It addresses both the difficulties of managing in a sector traditionally hostile to over-management on the one hand, and the risks of out-moded approaches on the other.

    8. Strategic leadership of change in higher education: what's new? - Stephanie Marshall 2007

      Book Recommended Drawing on the current research base on the management of change, this book analyzes the key features in planning, delivery and monitoring the impact of planned change initiatives in higher education.

    9. A dictionary of education - Susan Wallace 2008- (electronic resource)

      Book Recommended Education involves a specialized vocabulary and terminology which may be opaque or unfamiliar to those new to the field. This UK-focused dictionary provides clear and concise definitions for the terms that anyone studying education or working in the field is likely to encounter

  2. Databases 1 item
    1. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC)

      Website Essential The ERIC database provides a digital library of education-related resources. Contains over 1.1 million citations covering research documents, journal articles, technical reports, program descriptions and evaluations, and curricular materials in the field of education.

  3. Journals 8 items
    1. Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education

      Journal Recommended The purpose of this journal is to advance understanding of assessment and evaluation practices and processes, particularly the contribution that these make to student learning and to course, staff and institutional development.

    2. Educational Research Review

      Journal Recommended Educational Research Review is a international journal aimed at researchers and various agencies interested to review studies in education and instruction at any level.

    3. International Journal of Evidence Based Coaching and Mentoring

      Journal Recommended Aims to provide evidence-based, well-researched resources for students, professionals, corporate clients, managers and academic specialists who need to be at the forefront of developments in the field and to offer an accessible yet powerful discussion platform for the growing number of coaching and mentoring practitioners seeking to validate their practice

    4. Journal of Perspectives in Applied Academic Practice

      Journal Recommended Provides a scholarly discourse of academic practice (both generally and in discipline-specific areas) through the publication of papers that are theory-based and supported by evidence, as well as through the publication of Opinion Pieces and ‘On the Horizon’ papers on emerging work.

    5. Practice and Evidence of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

      Journal Recommended This journal offers an opportunity for those involved in University learning and teaching to disseminate their practice. It aims to publish accounts of scholarly practice that report on small-scale practitioner research and case studies of practice that involve reflection, critique, implications for future practice and are informed by relevant literature, with a focus on enhancement of student learning.

    6. Studies in Higher Education

      Journal Recommended Studies in Higher Education is a leading international journal publishing research-based articles dealing with higher education issues from either a disciplinary or multi-disciplinary perspective. Empirical, theoretical and conceptual articles of significant originality will be considered. The Journal also seeks to enhance understanding of higher education policy, institutional management and performance, teaching and learning, and the contribution of higher education to society and the economy.

    7. Teaching and Teacher Education

      Journal Recommended Teaching and Teacher Education is an international journal concerned primarily with teachers, teaching, or teacher education situated in an international perspective or in an international context.

    8. Teaching in Higher Education

      Journal Recommended Teaching in Higher Education publishes scholarly work that critically examines and interrogates the values and presuppositions underpinning teaching, introduces theoretical perspectives and insights drawn from different disciplinary and methodological frameworks, and considers how teaching and research can be brought into a closer relationship.

  4. Journal Articles 7 items
    1. What the student does: Teaching for enhanced learning - Biggs, John 2012

      Article Recommended Many teachers see major difficulties in maintaining academic standards in today's larger and more diversified classes. The problem becomes more tractable if learning outcomes are seen as more a function of students' activities than of their fixed characteristics. Two examples of aligned teaching systems are described: problem-based learning and the learning portfolio.

    2. Minds on Fire: Open Education, the Long Tail, and Learning 2.0 - Brown, J. S and Adler, R. P.

      Article Recommended The most profound impact of the Internet, an impact that has yet to be fully realized, is its ability to support and expand the various aspects of social learning. Mastering a field of knowledge involves not only "learning about" the subject matter but also "learning to be" a full participant in the field. A contemporary model that exemplifies the power of this type of social learning is provided by the distributed virtual communities of practice in which people work together voluntarily to develop and maintain open source software.

    3. Learning for an unknown future - Ronald Barnett 02/2012

      Article Recommended A pedagogy for an unknown future becomes a pedagogy with the unknown built into it as living principles of educational exchanges and accomplishments.

    4. Assessment and Classroom Learning - Paul Black, Dylan Wiliam 03/1998

      Article Recommended This article is a review of the literature on classroom formative assessment.

    5. Effective leadership in higher education: a literature review - Alan Bryman 12/2007

      Article Recommended This article is a review of the literature concerned with leadership effectiveness in higher education at departmental level. The literature derives from publications from three countries: the UK, the USA and Australia.

    6. Taking up the challenge of evidencing value in educational development: from theory to practice - Stefani, Lorraine 14/11/2015

      Article Recommended This paper considers and offers a case study of the use of frameworks that can support practitioners in investigating students' understandings of what is expected in postgraduate study.

    7. Depicting and Researching Disciplines: Strong and Moderate Essentialist Approaches - Trowler, Paul 2014

      Article Recommended This paper argues for a more sophisticated conceptualisation of disciplines, one which deploys a moderate form of essentialism. It applies Wittgenstein's notion of family resemblances to the task of depicting disciplines and explores the implications for research of this more nuanced model.

  5. Useful Websites 7 items
    1. 3 E Framework for Technology Enhanced Learning

      Webpage Recommended The original framework from Napier University. The purpose of this short guide is to assist staff to meaningfully incorporate technology into the learning and teaching approach of their modules

    2. CCI - Centre for Curriculum Internationalisation - OCSLD - Oxford Brookes University

      Webpage Recommended The CCI website holds a wealth of useful information about internationalisation of the curriculum, including a useful account of the changing definitions of internationalisation in HE, and an extensive bibliography and resources list.

    3. Higher Education Academy - Toolkits

      Webpage Recommended Bringing together useful resources to help you enhance your teaching practice and to improve student learning outcomes. This toolkit has been curated in response to key HEA strategic learning and teaching objectives.

    4. Griffith University Best Practice Guide

      Document Recommended This is a detailed guide for internationalisation of the curriculum which takes a broad view and considers different disciplinary perspectives. Useful descriptions of the forms that internationalisation can take at institutional, programme, module and classroom levels. Clear and concise appendix detailing many different strategies that can be put into practice, and a useful bibliography.

    5. UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF) | Higher Education Academy

      Website Recommended A comprehensive set of professional standards and guidelines for everyone involved in teaching and supporting learning in HE, it can be applied to personal development programmes at individual or institutional level to improve teaching quality. The framework identifies the diverse range of teaching and support roles and environments. These are reflected and are expressed in the Dimensions of Professional Practice.

    6. Threshold Concepts: Undergraduate Teaching, Postgraduate Training, Professional Development and School Education A Short Introduction and a Bibliography

      Webpage Recommended This web page describes the characteristics of a threshold concept and list selected references to the work of those examining its value in a broad range of disciplines.

  6. Reports and Reviews 1 item
    1. HEA Report - Evaluating teaching developmen in HE - A Literature Review

      Document Recommended This literature review aims to update the Parsons et al. review commissioned in 2012 by the HEA in order to inform the Evaluating teaching development in HE: Towards impact assessment project, in particular the development of a framework to evaluate the effectiveness of CPD. The review focuses on research into the impact of CPD in teaching and learning published between 2012 and 2015

  7. Subject-specific Resources 6 items
    1. Humanities and Social Sciences 2 items
      1. Arts and Humanities resources | Higher Education Academy

        Webpage Recommended The HEA has over 500 resources, which are continually added to and updated, to support teaching within the Arts and Humanities disciplines. These resources will keep you up to date with the latest innovative practice within your area, along with tools which can aid your professional development within higher education teaching.

      2. Special Issue: Threshold Concepts in Management Education: Research, Teaching, and Learning - Hibbert, Paul 01/02/2014

        Article Recommended The identification of threshold concepts allows educators to determine the places in their courses and programs that students are likely to get “stuck” and to design the curriculum, learning activities, assessment, and feedback strategies to help students move through the portal to a transformed understanding

    2. Medicine and Dentistry 2 items
      1. Health and Social Care resources | Higher Education Academy

        Webpage Recommended The HEA has over 250 resources, which are continually added to and updated, to support teaching within the Health and Social Care disciplines. These resources will bring you up to date with the latest innovative practice within your area.

      2. Seeking a different angle on feedback in clinical education: the learner as seeker, judge and user of performance information - David Boud 01/03/2013

        Article Recommended Makes the case that learners, rather than ‘waiting for’ feedback from others, should drive the process themselves. The capacity to seek performance information from a number of sources, weigh it up against self-analysis of performance and use the resultant strategies for subsequent task improvement is not necessarily an easy undertaking.

    3. Science and Engineering 2 items
      1. STEM resources | Higher Education Academy

        Webpage Recommended The HEA has over 1000 resources, which are continually added to and updated, to support teaching within the STEM disciplines. These resources will keep you up to date with the latest innovative practice within your area.

      2. Making the Connection 2008

        Book Recommended This volume is intended for mathematicians and mathematics instructors who want to enhance the learning and achievement of students in their undergraduate mathematics courses. The chapters in this volume are based on research that closely examines the cognitive and social complexities of how learners build mathematical ideas.

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