Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

Disciplinary Approaches to Educational Enquiry

by Elizabeth Cleaver, Maxine Lintern, Mike McLinden

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  • 9781446254622
  • 9781473904163
  • 9781473904170

In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on the up-to-date content of their teaching, but also to identify the most effective ways to engage students in learning, often alongside other key transferrable skills. This had led to a growing requirement for staff to adopt a scholarly approach to learning and teaching practice, and to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching as part of ongoing professional development.

This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an introduction for staff who have been educated within a range of academic disciplines, often with high-level but very focused knowledge about, and understandings of, research processes to the potentially new world of educational enquiry. This is complemented by chapters exploring what educational enquiry means in the context of different academic disciplines, including physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, the life sciences, the arts, the humanities, the health professions, and law.

It also includes:

  • An overview of research methodology including data collection, literature reviews, good ethical practice, and research dissemination
  • Case studies of actual research projects to support understanding of how to carry out educational enquiry in practice.


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  • SAGE Publications; March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781473904163
  • Edition: 1
  • Read online, or download in secure PDF or secure ePub format
  • Title: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
  • Author: Elizabeth Cleaver (ed.); Maxine Lintern (ed.); Mike McLinden (ed.)
  • Imprint: SAGE Publications Ltd
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9781446254622
  • 9781473904163
  • 9781473904170

In The Press

'Teaching and Learning in Higher Education explores an exciting new development in higher education: educational enquiry as an approach to improving teaching and informing pedagogical and curricular design.  As this welcome guide attractively illustrates and clearly explains, educational enquiry is not just for education researchers and social scientists, but can be undertaken by academics in any discipline through methods that are a good ³fit² for their own fields. For readers who want to know why and how to get started, this is your book!'