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Teaching, Learning and Study Skills: A Guide for Tutors

by Tom Burns et al SAGE Publications Ltd
Pub Date:
08/2004
ISBN:
9781412900683
Format:
Hbk 288 pages
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"This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading" Educate Journal, March 2008 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

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 a with academic symposium, theatre workshops for students and local people a and full dramatic performances by the Fo-Rame theatre troupe of The Tigeras Tale and The Bossas Funeral. Tom 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 London Metropolitan University, along with Sandra Sinfield he develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences a a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students a and their aTell us the secret of your successa project, which produced a whole range of creative prodA­ucts including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, aThe ZaA of universitya. 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 proA­duced at Sadleras 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 London Metropolitan University, along with Tom Burns she develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences a a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students a and their aTell us the secret of your successa project, which produced a whole range of creative prodA­ucts including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, aThe ZaA of universitya.