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ERIC Number: ED500196
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Aug-25
Pages: 192
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-4129-3606-4
Making Teaching Work: Teaching Smarter in Post-Compulsory Education
Race, Phil; Pickford, Ruth
SAGE Publications (CA)
"Making Teaching Work" provides a down-to-earth, jargon-free book for teaching staff in universities and colleges, and includes reference to some of the best modern literature on assessment, teaching and feedback. By focusing on the learner in a variety of situations and contexts, the book explores how teachers can help learners to make learning happen. The authors emphasise "teaching smarter"--helping busy, hard-pressed teachers to increase the efficiency as well as effectiveness of their work. Written with both full-time and part-time staff in mind, this book allows teaching staff to balance the various tasks which make up their workload, including the increasing paperwork and administration they encounter whilst carrying out assessment, teaching and providing feedback to students. After an introduction, "Why Teach Smarter?," the book contains the following chapters: (1) Beyond Learning Cycles and Styles; (2) Working with Large Groups; (3) Working with Small Groups; (4) Dealing with Disruptive Students; (5) Differentiation; (6) Putting Your Best Foot Forward; (7) Supporting Individual Learning and Responding to Learning Needs; (8) Managing Assessment and Feedback; (9) Developing Online Learning; and (10) Addressing Student Satisfaction. A section of review and conclusions is included at the end of the book.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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