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Learning to Teach in Higher Education


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Part 1. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education 1. Introduction 2. Ways of Understanding Teaching 3. What Students Learn 4. Approaches to Learning 5. Learning from the Student's Perspective 6. The Nature of Good Teaching in Higher Education 7. Theories of Teaching in Higher Education Part 2. Design for Learning 8. The Goals and the Structure of a Course 9. Teaching Strategies for Effective Learning 10 Assessing for Understanding Part 3. Evaluating and Improving Quality 11. Evaluating the Quality of Higher Education 12. What Does it Take to Improve University Teaching?


'Everyone who teaches in higher education should read this book ... it is sparkling with insight ... is accessible and interesting.' - Journal of Further & Higher Education

'Ramsden's book should interest and enlighten anyone involved in teaching and learning in higher education.' - The New Academic

'Paul Ramsden does us all a great service ... eminently readable, and should draw in anyone who is at all interested in how to improve their capacity to influence student learning.' - The Higher

'I found the book compelling, challenging and informative. It is very well written, free from the excesses of education jargon ... provides an excellent summary of the research into learning and teaching.' - Australian Campus Review

'It's readable, scholarly, stimulating and rewarding ... if you are a seeker of 'tips' and 'solutions' then this is the book for you ... His work deserves to be widely read. What he has to say is important' - The Oxford Internship Model

'It's readable, scholarly, stimulating, and rewarding ... His work deserves to be widely read. What he has to say is important.' - Peter Lucas, The Oxford Internship Model

'The author has provided us with an important guide to the art of teaching in the new era. All educationists should have a copy, which will be well-thumbed.' - Journal of Osteopathic Education

'With teaching quality high on the political agenda, Paul Ramsden's book makes a timely appearance in addressing "the problem of how best to evaluate and improve the standard of teaching in higher education in a cliimate of accountability and appraisal" ... it develops a model of learning and teaching (and professional development) which has significant implications for practice and which adds a valuable contribution to

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