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Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching in Higher Education

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April 2013 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is designed to take you step by step through each teaching experience you will face. It includes advice, practical exercises, top tips and words of warning on:


- seminar presentations to your peers

- leading undergraduate seminars

- choosing material for teaching

- preparing productive teaching aids

- giving lectures

- dynamic learning environments

- handling assessment

- success as a guest speaker

- mentoring

 This is a practical 'how-to' guide which is supported throughout by accessible explorations of how teaching can support your research. Written by lecturers who have taught for many years, the 'voice of experience' sections will support and encourage you in your move towards becoming a successful and confident educator.

The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development.  

Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.

Why Teach?
Seminar Presentations to Your Peers
Leading an Undergraduate Seminar
Dynamic Learning Environments
Productive Teaching Aids
Handling Assessment
Glossary of Assessment Terms


Success in Research free tools
A collection of free tips, exercises and resources from all books in the Success in Research series

An excellent introduction to Higher Education teaching and students' learning. It takes a nuanced and critical approach to Higher Education learning and teaching whilst providing research-informed reflective andragogical approaches to adult learning.

Dr Josephine Gabi
Faculty Of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
October 15, 2014

This text is a good supportive text for students in preparing their activities within a PGCert Ed. Its a helpful, how to guide, providing a useful checklist for the novice teacher in HEI. It encourages the student to try different approaches and set up theiur learning more effectively

Dr Charlotte Ramage
Health , Brighton University
October 10, 2014

This book keeps things simple, some good ideas many of which are common sense but easy mistakes to make when worrying about creating the perfect lectures and seminars.

Ms Danielle White
Education , Univ. of Manchester
September 1, 2014

Good for support reading;suitable for PGCE students.

Dr Spyros Themelis
Sch of Education & Lifelong Learning, Univ. of East Anglia
June 4, 2014

Found the 'voice of experience' sections particularly useful.

Dr Linda Withey
education and professional development, ity campus oldham college
April 8, 2014

This was a useful reference text to supplement early learning & the PGC-HE

Ms Christine Gausden
School of Architecture & Construction, Greenwich University
November 28, 2013

A good introduction to higher education. a useful classroom resource.

Mrs Beverley Owen-jones
November 11, 2013

Excellent book for new teachers to HE with some reflective activities to help you establish your role in teaching and research.

Miss Rebecca Bolan
Education, Carshalton College
September 20, 2013

This book is easy to read and has helped me focus as a neophyte teacher/lecturer

Ms Beryl McLoughlin
School of Healthcare Sciences, Bangor University
August 22, 2013

This is a text for dipping into - tips, wisdom, ideas and examples. It covers the practicalities of how to teach rather than any theory behind it. Therefore it's an introduction, but a comprehensive one, best for doctoral students who help out with teaching and who are just starting out.
There is a rare and valuable chapter on giving seminars to peers, a sometimes forgotten element of teaching. The chapter on teaching aids is also useful, with ideas for the many media sources that are now available for classrooms, and considers their uses and (dis)advantages.
The format is appealing, with checklists and reflective text boxes, good for ideas if a new teacher is wondering what to do.

Dr Joanne Hill
School of Sport & Exercise Sciences, Loughborough University
August 6, 2013

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