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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Fostering Self-Efficacy in Higher Education Students

ISBN 9781137463777
Publication Date October 2015
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Palgrave Teaching and Learning

This book demonstrates how teaching staff in HEIs can foster students' self-efficacy beliefs to promote excellence and enable their students to sustain effective learning. Combining theory with tangible methods for everyday use, it gives the reader the core tools and methods to use in their own practical teaching.

Laura Ritchie teaches at the University of Chichester, UK. She is the Coordinator of both the Instrumental / Vocal Teaching and the MA in Advanced Performance Programmes. Her research centres on excellence in teaching and learning, in particular focusing on innovative ways to unlock student potential. She was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2012.

1. The Teaching Environment in Higher Education
2. Whole Students
3. Modes of Communication and their Influence on Self-Efficacy
4. Embedding the Foundations of Self-Efficacy in the Classroom
5. Developing Mastery Experiences
6. Self-Efficacy in Practice: Outcomes and Attainments
7. Implications for Life-Long Connections with Learning and Teaching.


In a period of rapid change and uncertainty in higher education policy and practice, Laura Ritchie reminds us that helping our students to build confidence in their own abilities is the key for effective learning, resilience, and success.' – Fabio R. Aricò, University of East Anglia, UK
'A well-articulated, practical and theoretically sound resource for the higher education practitioner.' - Janine Delahunty, University of Wollongong in Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice
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