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Introduction to University Teaching

Introduction to University Teaching

September 2021 | 240 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

The essential guide to teaching and learning in higher education, for anyone in support roles at university, including early career academics and graduate teaching assistants.

If you are new to teaching in higher education this is the book for you. This accessible text offers practical guidance on key aspects of teaching and learning in universities for early career academics and graduate teaching assistants taking their first steps in teaching roles. Understand how to plan and assess teaching sessions, the dynamics of teaching in small and large groups, how to use technology effectively, the particular challenges of laboratory and fieldwork and the importance of inclusive practice and career development.

Key features include:

  • Chapter links to the UK Professional Standards Framework
  • Case studies from higher education professionals in various roles
  • Activities and reflection points connecting ideas on best practice to your own experience
Chapter 1: Starting to teach in higher education
Chapter 2: Considering how we learn and how we teach
Chapter 3: Understanding course design and planning teaching
Chapter 4: Facilitating learning in small groups
Chapter 5: Teaching large groups and giving lectures
Chapter 6: Supporting students in laboratories and during fieldwork
Chapter 7: Working with individual students and supervising projects
Chapter 8: Using digital technologies in learning and teaching
Chapter 9: Developing inclusive teaching practice
Chapter 10: Assessing and giving feedback
Chapter 11: Overcoming challenges of the teaching role
Chapter 12: Developing your teaching and career

Richard Bale

Richard Bale is a Senior Teaching Fellow in Educational Development in the Centre for Higher Education Research and Scholarship (CHERS) in the Educational Development Unit at Imperial College London. He is a linguist by background, and prior to working in educational development, he held roles such as Head of Modern Languages, Lecturer in Applied Linguistics, and Teaching Fellow in German, Translation and Interpreting. Richard holds a PhD in corpus-based interpreter education, a Masters (MEd) in University Learning and Teaching, a PGCE in Modern Languages, a BSc (Hons) in Linguistic and International Studies, and he is... More About Author

Mary Seabrook

Mary Seabrook leads the Graduate Teaching Assistant Development Programme at King’s College London, is a Senior Teaching Fellow and aSenior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. She has experience in a wide range of educational settings including schools, adult and further education, the Open University and voluntary sector. Before taking up her current post, she worked as a self-employed Education Consultant, undertaking a range of teaching, research and development projects. She was previously Senior Lecturer in Medical Education at Guy’s King’s and St Thomas’ School of Medicine and her PhD explored the changing culture and values of... More About Author

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