University Teaching in Focus

A learning-centred approach

ISBN13 : 9781742860312

Author(s) : Edited by Lynne Hunt and Denise Chalmers

Publisher : ACER Press, 2012

SKU : A5257BK

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Written by internationally acclaimed academic experts, University Teaching in Focus provides a springboard for early career academics preparing to teach in universities.

University Teaching in Focus explores ways that teachers can effectively engage students in lifelong learning, extending their capacity to solve problems, enter the workforce, understand their discipline and interact positively with others in a global community throughout their professional lives.

Focusing on four critical areas - teaching, curriculum, students, and quality and leadership - this title offers university teachers a straightforward approach to facilitating effective student learning. It aims to empower university teachers and contribute to their career success by developing teaching skills, strategies and knowledge, and linking theory to practice.

Topics discussed include:

  • Learning theories
  • Assessment
  • Discipline-based teaching
  • Curriculum design
  • Problem-based and work-integrated learning
  • Effective classroom teaching
  • Flexible modes of delivery.

The needs of diverse student groups are explored and the scholarship of teaching and learning is addressed within a quality and leadership framework. The clear and accessible style makes reference to influential works and current resources. Real-world cases illuminate the theoretical content and 'Your thoughts' sections encourage reflection and adaptation to local contexts.

Lynne Hunt is Emeritus Professor, University of Southern Queensland and Adjunct Professor, University of Western Australia.

Denise Chalmers is Winthrop Professor and Director of the Centre for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning (CATL) at the University of Western Australia.