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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

For the Love of Learning

Innovations from Outstanding University Teachers

ISBN 9781137334299
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Teaching and Learning

Edited collection featuring essays from exceptional National Teaching Fellows. Presents the cutting-edge of pedagogical thinking on the most important topics in higher education today, including student engagement, assessment, internationalisation and employability. Destined to become a 'must-read' guide for anyone involved in higher education.

Tim Bilham is Director of Education Research and Development in the Department for Health at the University of Bath, UK. He is both a National Teaching Fellow and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

How to Use this Book
Foreword.-Introduction: Inspiration, Innovation and Excellence; Tim Bilham 
Crossing Boundaries: Disciplines
1. The Liquidity of Knowledge: Learning across Disciplinary Divides; Heather Barnett
2. Mixed Cultures: Microbiology, Art and Literature; Joanna Verran
3. Blending Approaches to Teaching in Art and Design: Case Studies from Glass and Ceramics; Kevin Petrie
4. New Learning Ecosystems: Blurring Boundaries, Changing Minds; Helen Keegan
Crossing Boundaries: Transitions
5. Learning to Love Learning; Peter Ovens
6. Crossing the Boundaries of Academic Writing; Lin Norton and James Elander
7. Beyond Competence: Enabling and Inspiring Healthcare Students; Faith Hill
8. 'Disability Matters': The Role of Personal Tutors for Inclusive Teaching and Learning; Suanne Gibson
Learning Differently: Approaches to Teaching
9. Designs on Learning: The Role of Cross-University Collaborative Undergraduate Research Symposia; Kirsten
Hardie in association with Annie Grove-White
10. Innovative Approaches to Learning Design: Harnessing New Technologies for Learning; Gráinne Conole
11. Scaffolding Problem-Based Learning; Derek Raine
12. Developing Subject Specific Knowledge, Digital Creativity and Soft Skills: A Games-Based Approach to Teaching and Learning; Rachel McCrindle
Learning Differently: Teaching Difficult Topics
13. Teaching with Assessment, Feedback and Feed-Forward: Using 'Preflights' to Assist Student Achievement; Brian Whalley 
14. Ongoing Challenges in Cross-Disciplinary Teaching: A Case Study from Statistics; Paul Hewson
15. De-Mystifying Statistics: Bring Your Imprimatur ... to the Laughter; Andy Field
16. Performing Critical Thinking?; Stella Jones-Devitt
Learning Differently: Assessment
17. Best Practice in Assessment and Feedback: Neglected Issues; Peter Hartley
18. Assessment Strategies for Developmental and Experiential Learning: Successes and Challenges; Anita Peleg
19. Developing and Assessing Professional Competence: Using Technology in Learning Design; Luke Dawson in association with Ben Mason
Learning Differently: International Issues
20. Building Curriculum Internationalisation from the Bottom up; David Killick
21. New Horizons and Old Challenges for Distance Learning: Bridging the Access Gap in African Universities; Basiro Davey 
22. Kinds of International: Internationalisation through Engagement with One Another; Jane Spiro
Part III Engaging Students
Engaging students: In the Process of Learning and Discovery
23. Doing, Being and Becoming: An Occupational Perspective on Enabling Learning; Rayya Ghul
24. Learning Together through Student-Lecturer Collaborative Enquiry; Will Curtis 
25. Creating Space for Student Autonomy and Engagement through Partnership and Letting Go; Colin Bryson
26. The Student-Professional; Laura Ritchie
Engaging Students: Its Wider Influence
27. Wanted! Agents of Change: Enabling Students to Make Change Happen in their Professional World; Duncan Reavey
28. Authentic Partnerships: Inspiring Professional Identity and Ownership in Students; Ruth Matheson
29. Learning from the Real; Mary Hartog and Philip Frame in association with Chris Rigby and Doirean Wilson
30. Looking at the Mirror in the Suitcase: Encouraging Students to Reflect on their Professional Learning Journey; Anna Lise Gordon
Part IV Employability: Moving On
31. SOARing to Success: Employability Development from the Inside-Out; Arti Kumar
32. Telling Tales: The Use of Story to Enhance Employability; Beverly Leeds
33. Authentic Assessment and Employability a Synergy?; Jane Thomas
34. Getting Ready for Action: Student Engagement in an Employability Project; Jamie Thompson in association with Laura Bullerwell, Catherine Foster, Russell Jackson and Nichola Larkin (students)
35. English Language Learning for International Employability; Angela Goddard in association with Alastair Henry
36. Engaging with and Owning the Enterprise Agenda; Pauline Kneale 
Conclusion: Sustaining Excellence; Tim Bilham


"This book showcases the innovative work undertaken in universities, it celebrates achievement and demonstrates the potential for development in practice to all involved in HE teaching." – Jeanne Keay, Assistant Directorand Head of International Strategy, HEA"A thoughtful, scholarly and inspiring text, which is certain to support the work of other academic teachers aiming to put student learning at the heart of everything we do." - Sally Brown, Emerita Professor at Leeds Metropolitan University, UK
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