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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Learning Development in Higher Education

ISBN 9780230241480
Publication Date December 2010
Formats Paperback Ebook 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Universities into the 21st Century

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.

PETER HARTLEY is a National Teaching Fellow and Professor of Education Development in the Centre for Educational Development at the University of Bradford, UK.

JOHN HILSDON is a National Teaching Fellow and Head of Learning Development at the University of Plymouth, UK.

SANDRA SINFIELD is Co-ordinator for and Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University, UK.

CHRISTINE KEENAN is Learning and Teaching Fellow at Bournemouth University, UK.

MICHELLE VERITY is Head of Student Enterprise and Development at York St John University, UK.

PART I: DEFINING LEARNING DEVELOPMENT.- What is Learning Development and How Has it Developed?; J.Hilsdon.- Models of Learning Development in Higher Education Institutions; B.Glass & L.Murray.- Is Learning Development part of the Problem?; A.Barlow, A.Philips & J.Ackroyd.- Raising the Student Voice; S.Sinfield et al..- PART II: SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN TRANSITION.- A PDP perspective on supporting students through transition into HE; C.Keenan.- Learning Developers Supporting Early Student Transition; E.Foster, S.Lawther & J.McNeil.- The Case for One to One Academic Advice for Students; J.Turner.- The Assignment Success Programme; M.Sedgley.- Enabling Transitions Through Inclusive Practice; V.Chapman.- PART III: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC PRACTICES.- Building Student Confidence in Maths and Numeracy; M.Gill & M.Greenhow.- Negotiating and Nurturing: Challenging Staff and Student Perspectives of Academic Writing; R.Bell.- Learning Resources That Students Will Use: Producing a Web Based Multimedia Resource to Improve Group Working Skills C.Elston, P.Hartley & J.Braham.- The Student as Producer: Learning by Doing Research; A.Hagyard & S.Watling.- Visualising Learning; P.Ridley.- PART IV: STUDENTS AND TECHNOLOGY.- When Worlds Collide: Learning Development and E-Learning; B.Glass, D.Holley & S.Sinfield.- Defining and Supporting the New Digital Students; N.Currant, B.Currant, R.Whitfield & P.Hartley.- The Focus of Attention: Distractions from Study for the Generation Y Student; K.Shahabudin.- PART V: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE.- Learning from the Past and Looking Into the Future; M.Verity & P.Trowler.- Learning Development: Work in Progress; J.Hilsdon, C.Keenan & S.Sinfield.


...Learning Development in Higher Education is a book that should be of interest to anyone in H.E...' -David Mathew, Journal of Pedagogic Development
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