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University Teaching in Focus
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PART 1 Focus on Teaching 1. Understanding Learning: theories and critique 2. Effective Classroom Teaching 3. Discipline-based Teaching 4. Teaching Graduate Attributes and Academic Skills 5. Using Effective Assessment to Promote Learning PART 2 Focus on Curriculum 6. Designing Subjects for Learning: Practical research- based principles and guidelines 7. Designing Online and Blended Learning 8. Research-Led or Research-based Undergraduate Curricula? 9. Problem-based lLarning 10. Authentic Work Integrated Learning PART 3 Focus on Students 11. Inclusive Teaching 12. Teaching International Students 13. Indigenous Knowers and Knowledge in University Teaching Part 4 Focus on Quality and Leadership 14. A Quality Approach to University Teaching 15. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 16. Leadership in Teaching

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"There is ageless material [...] This book provides, and does it well, exactly what it claims to on the back cover - `a foundation springboard for early career academic preparing to teach'. I would go further and recommend that all such new academics read this book before setting foot in a classroom or lecture hall." - Peter Gossman FSEDA, Educational Developments "This book, aimed at early career academic staff, has contributions from 21 experts. I had initial concerns that the `too many cooks' adage would apply but they quickly disappeared: the editors have produced a clearly structured text that has been shaped into a coherent, consistent whole...The individual chapters could be read in isolation and are of a manageable length. This flexibility also makes the book a valuable resource for more experienced academics. For this reason, I intend to keep my copy, which already has a fine collection of sticky notes attached, within easy reach for the foreseeable future." - Education in Chemistry (May 2013) "A must have text for all academics and scholars that carefully considers theories and plans for practice in a reflective and thought-provoking way." - Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 2014 "In truth, it was difficult to find a weak contribution in this volume. The authors are all leaders in the field of teaching and learning, mostly (but not exclusively) in Australia and the U.K. On a wide range of topics, including assessment, online and blended learning, teaching international students, and research-based curricula, the authors consistently provide compelling reviews of the literature, as well as practical advice for how the insights of the chapter can be used to help teachers improve their practice, and improve student learning." - Teaching & Learning Inquiry: The ISSOTL Journal, 2014 "If you are a newcomer to this type of pedagogical reflection and want to bathe in a rich pool of theory coupled with good practice from experts, this is a book for you." - Andy Draycott, Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, Teaching Theology and Religion

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