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Teaching, Learning and Study Skills

Teaching, Learning and Study Skills
A Guide for Tutors

First Edition
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288 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as the tutors earlier book Essential Study Skills (SAGE 2003) which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students.

The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional /staff development.

Introduction - and How to Use This Book
University Teaching, Widening Participation and Study Skills
How to Assess - A Short Preface on Assessment
How to Understand Our Students
How to Promote an Effective Transition to University - and Raise Student Awareness of What Is Expected of Them
How to Promote Student Self-Confidence
How to Promote Effective Organization and Time Management
How to Promote Effective Research and Reading Strategies
How to Promote Effective Note-Making
How to Promote Effective Presentations and Seminars
How to Promote Effective Writing
How to Support Effective Revision and Exam Techniques
How to Support Effective Group Work
How to Promote Reflective Practice
How to Promote Overall Success


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Sample Materials & Chapters

PDF file of Chapter 14

PDF file of Chapter 6

Tom Burns

In a previous life Tom Burns led the Hainault Action Group, setting up adventure playgrounds for young people and devising Community Events and Festivals for the local community. Tom has always been interested in theatre and the role of theatre in teaching and learning; whilst still a student at Essex University he set up and ran the first ever International Dario Fo Festival – with academic symposium, theatre workshops for students and local people – and full dramatic performances by the Fo-Rame theatre troupe of The Tiger’s Tale and The Boss’s Funeral. Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the... More About Author

Sandra Sinfield

Sandra Sinfield has worked as a laboratory technician, a freelance copy writer, an Executive Editor (Medicine Digest, circulation 80,000 doctors) and in the voluntary sector, including with the Tower Hamlets Information Research and Resource Centre and with the Islington Green School Community Play written by Alan Whose Life is it Anyway? Clarke and pro­duced at Sadler’s Wells.  Sandra is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at... More About Author