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Teaching in Higher Education

Teaching in Higher Education

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March 2013 | 176 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book is designed to take you step by step through each teaching experience you will face. It includes advice, practical exercises, top tips and words of warning on:  


- seminar presentations to your peers

- leading undergraduate seminars

- choosing material for teaching

- preparing productive teaching aids

- giving lectures

- dynamic learning environments

- handling assessment

- success as a guest speaker

- mentoring

 This is a practical 'how-to' guide which is supported throughout by accessible explorations of how teaching can support your research. Written by lecturers who have taught for many years, the 'voice of experience' sections will support and encourage you in your move towards becoming a successful and confident educator.

The Success in Research series, from Cindy Becker and Pam Denicolo, provides short, authoritative and accessible guides on key areas of professional and research development.  

Avoiding jargon and cutting to the chase of what you really need to know, these practical and supportive books cover a range of areas from presenting research to achieving impact, and from publishing journal articles to developing proposals. They are essential reading for any student or researcher interested in developing their skills and broadening their professional and methodological knowledge in an academic context.

Why Teach?
Seminar Presentations to Your Peers
Leading an Undergraduate Seminar
Dynamic Learning Environments
Productive Teaching Aids
Handling Assessment
Glossary of Assessment Terms


Success in Research free tools
A collection of free tips, exercises and resources from all books in the Success in Research series

The book focussed on seminars and lectures, with very little on flipped classrooms, on-line or distance learning. The assessment sections were also very traditional and rather dated, focussing on exam and essay marking.

Mrs Udeni Salmon
Salford Business School, Salford University
September 30, 2015

Wanted a book which was more use to teachers & students, not just academics

Tania Blackmore
Department of Health & Social Care, Greenwich University
November 25, 2014

A very straightforward handbook about lecturing in higher education. Simple and easily accessible with some great ideas and a re-assuring tone.

Miss Louise Kay
Department of Education, Huddersfield University
November 7, 2014

A clear and engaging book. I have recommended it to other teaching areas within our institution.

Miss Christine Hatcher
Health, Care and Early Years, Yeovil College
October 27, 2014

An excellent introduction to Higher Education teaching and students' learning. It takes a nuanced and critical approach to Higher Education learning and teaching whilst providing research-informed reflective andragogical approaches to adult learning.

Dr Josephine Gabi
Faculty Of Education, Manchester Metropolitan University
August 21, 2015

This text is a good supportive text for students in preparing their activities within a PGCert Ed. Its a helpful, how to guide, providing a useful checklist for the novice teacher in HEI. It encourages the student to try different approaches and set up theiur learning more effectively

Dr Charlotte Ramage
Health , Brighton University
October 10, 2014

This book keeps things simple, some good ideas many of which are common sense but easy mistakes to make when worrying about creating the perfect lectures and seminars.

Ms Danielle White
Education , Univ. of Manchester
September 1, 2014

Good for support reading;suitable for PGCE students.

Dr Spyros Themelis
Sch of Education & Lifelong Learning, Univ. of East Anglia
June 4, 2014

Found the 'voice of experience' sections particularly useful.

Dr Linda Withey
education and professional development, ity campus oldham college
April 8, 2014

This was a useful reference text to supplement early learning & the PGC-HE

Ms Christine Gausden
School of Architecture & Construction, Greenwich University
November 28, 2013

Sample Materials & Chapters

Sample chapter - Chapter One: Introduction

Lucinda Becker

Lucinda Becker is Professor of Pedagogy and an award-winning lecturer and tutor at the University of Reading. She has dedicated her professional life to creating independent learners who are confident in themselves intellectually, professionally and personally. Lucinda has written numerous study guides for students and works with undergraduates and postgraduates across the university. She is also a professional trainer and consultant, helping new graduates in engineering, science and law to become successful communicators and leaders. More About Author

Pam Denicolo

Working across a range of disciplines (Psychology, Health & Social Care and Pharmacy), Pam Denicolo, a Professor Emerita from the University of Reading,  a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society, has wide-ranging experience both of using a range of research approaches and methods and of teaching how to use them well to a broad range of students and professionals world-wide. She has served on executive boards and committees of national and international learned societies and organisations devoted to research and teaching. She continues to publish widely student support... More About Author

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