ERIC Number: ED493229
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: A Whole Institution Approach
D'Andrea, Vaneeta; Gosling, David
Open University Press
The emergence of the discourse around learning and teaching is one of the more remarkable phenomena of the last decade in higher education. Increasingly, universities are being required to pay greater attention to improving teaching and enhancing student learning. This book will help universities and colleges achieve these goals through an approach to institutional change that is well founded on both research and practical experience. "Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" is key reading for anyone interested in the development of teaching and learning in higher education, as well as policymakers. Following a foreword, preface, and an introduction, this book is divided into three parts. Part 1, The Aims of Higher Education, contains the first two chapters: (1) The Changing Higher Education Environment; and (2) The Learning University. Part 2, Developing Higher Education, continues with the following chapters: (3) Academic Identities and Professional Development; (4) Creating Inclusive Learning Communities; (5) Supporting Change in Course Design; (6) Impact of Learning Technologies on Institutional Change; (7) Research, Teaching and the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; and (8) Quality Development. Part 3, Developing Institutional Strategies to Improve Quality of the Student Experience, presents the final chapter: (9) Strategies to Enhance Practice in Teaching and Learning. Appended are: (1) Possible SoTL Journals; and (2) SoTL Conferences; References. A list of references and an index are also included. ["Improving Teaching and Learning in Higher Education" was co-published with the Society for Research into Higher Education.]
Descriptors: Student Experience, Higher Education, Educational Objectives, Teacher Improvement, Reinforcement, Learning Strategies, Strategic Planning, Technology Integration, Scholarship, Professional Development, Educational Environment, Educational Quality, Textbook Content, Organizational Development
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - General
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Society for Research into Higher Education, Ltd., London (England).