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Academic Practice

Academic Practice
Developing as a Professional in Higher Education

Second Edition

May 2019 | 368 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book gives a broad overview of the issues faced by early career academics and explores a variety of topics from curriculum planning to employability. Fully updated throughout, key features of this second edition include:
  • Two new chapters on HE assessment and becoming a supervisor
  • New case studies in every chapter
  • What 'the TEF' means for universities 
This is essential reading for higher education faculty undertaking professional development courses, such as the PG Certificate in Academic Practice (PGCAP), the PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (PGCTLHE/PGHE) and related courses, and also for early career academics wishing to deepen their understanding of contemporary higher education.

Chapter 1: Becoming a teacher in higher education
Part I: From disciplinary expert to teacher
Chapter 2: Developing disciplinary understanding
Chapter 3: Learning and teaching for interdisciplinarity
Chapter 4: Promoting critical approaches to the curriculum
Chapter 5: Working with students: from engagement to partnership
Chapter 6: Connecting research and teaching in practice
Chapter 7: Rebalancing assessment for learning
Part II: Rethinking the university context
Chapter 8: Teaching for employability
Chapter 9: Developing inclusive learning and teaching
Chapter 10: Internationalising teaching in practice
Chapter 11: Enhancing learning in the digital university
Chapter 12: Supporting collaborative learning
Part III: From disciplinary teacher to scholarly teacher
Chapter 13: Becoming a supervisor
Chapter 14: Undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching