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Making Teaching Work

Making Teaching Work
Teaching Smarter in Post-Compulsory Education

August 2007 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Making Teaching Work provides a down-to-earth, jargon-free book for teaching staff in universities and colleges, and includes reference to some of the best modern literature on assessment, teaching and feedback. By focusing on the learner in a variety of situations and contexts, the book explores how teachers can help learners to make learning happen.

The authors emphasise 'teaching smarter' - helping busy, hard-pressed teachers to increase the efficiency as well as effectiveness of their work. Written with both full-time and part-time staff in mind, this book allows teaching staff to balance the various tasks which make up their workload, including the increasing paperwork and administration they encounter whilst carrying out assessment, teaching and providing feedback to students.

The book addresses a wide range of aspects of assessment, learning and teaching in post-compulsory education including:

  • How to provide a supportive learning environment - including online learning
  • How to design and manage formative assessment and feedback
  • How to support diverse students - including addressing and achieving student satisfaction
  • Developing teaching - including lecturing, small-group teaching, supporting individual learning and dealing with disruptive students
  • How to use research to improve teaching
  • Creatively designing curriculum
  • Promoting student employability
  • Broadening horizons - including widening and deepening participation
  • Addressing and achieving student satisfaction

It is a self-sufficient and thought-provoking resource about teaching and learning for all practitioners in post-compulsory education.

Why teach smarter?
1: Beyond learning cycles and styles
2: Working with large groups
3: Working with small groups.
4: Dealing with disruptive students
5: Differentiation
6: Putting your best foot forward
7: Supporting individual learning and responding to learning needs
8: Managing assessment and feedback
9: Developing online learning
10: Addressing student satisfaction
Review and conclusions
References and further reading

Very readable resource with useful practical advice and tips for teaching

Mr Anthony John Chambers
Department of Nursing & Midwifery, Hull University
August 31, 2016

Initially I wanted to look at this book to develop my teaching to help understand and gain ideas for my teaching practice, especially as I have had CPD delivered by Phil Race. A good book for those starting out at HE level. Perhaps a newer edition is due?

Mrs Susan Schofield
Equine, Myerscough College
July 9, 2015

Useful tool and useful quotes for any PGCE student. Helpful and practical.

Mrs ellen margaret duncan-jones
Dept of Care & Continuing Education, Ystrad Mynach College
January 4, 2016

An extremely useful book to support teachers and trainers of all levels of delivery. This is user friendly and easy to read.

Mrs Patricia Allison
NVQ Office, Wiltshire and Somerset Colleges Partnership Ltd
May 14, 2015

Interesting read, would recommend for professional development.

Mrs Beverley Owen-jones
May 1, 2015

Relevant and up to date. Well structured and easy to read.

Ms Samantha Eason
Higher Education and Teacher Training, Darlington College
October 15, 2015

A crucial textbook that links in accessible understanding with under pinning theory. Race delivers yet again. We have since ordered 5 copies in via the libray

Mr Geoffrey Hughes
Teacher Education, Leicester College
February 10, 2015

Fantastic- Race really does put into practice within this book smarter ways of teaching. This is a book that all teachers should have to refer back to on all occasions.

Mrs Joanne Heyes
Educational Foundations , Riverside College Halton
February 3, 2015

Phil Race provides useful advice on dealing with many of the issues facing lecturers in HE today. Based on sound pedagogic principles, the information provided is helpful to both those new to teaching in post-compulsory education and established lecturers wanting to ring the changes.
Essential reading therefore for all lecturers!

Dr Fiona Ponikwer
School of Pharmacy & Biomolecular Sci., Brighton University
September 26, 2014

Phil Race presents information in a user friendly style.The book has lots of hints and tips .It is a useful text for the new trainee teacher.

Mrs Adele Sewell
tEACHER TRAINING , Bishop Burton College
July 21, 2014

Phil Race

Professor Phil Race is passionate about helping people to learn successfully. Now retired from full-time employment, he runs workshops and gives keynotes throughout the UK and abroad, working with university and college staff on teaching, assessment and feedback methods. He is known for his highly participative style and humour, and getting participants working with post-its! He lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His wife is Professor Sally Brown, known internationally for her work on fit-for-purpose assessment. Originally a scientist, Phil quickly became interested in teaching and assessment. He has worked at several universities, and is now... More About Author

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