Roger Epp is professor of political science at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada. During more than two decades at what is now the University’s Augustana Campus, he received its teaching award and served as its head from 2004 to 2011. Under his leadership, Augustana became COPLAC’s first Canadian member. As a public scholar his work includes We Are All Treaty People: Prairie Essays (2008), a radio documentary on rural Canada, and articles in such diverse venues as Inside Higher Ed, the literary magazine Geist, the Small Farmer’s Journal, and academic journals including the Review of International Studies.
Bill Spellman is director of the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges and professor of history at the University of North Carolina Asheville, where he has also served as dean of Humanities. His most recent publications include A Short History of Western Political Thought (2011) and Uncertain Identity: International Migration since 1945 (2008). He is also coauthor of a college textbook recently released in a third edition titled The West: A Narrative History, 2 vols. (2012).
Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education argues that academics can find space for their own agency in the midst of institutional policies and practices that serve to frame, as well as delimit and constrain, what counts as good academic work in teaching and research. This text bridges a gap between those books that provide a high-level analysis of contemporary higher education, the more practical texts on how to be a good teacher in higher education, and those texts which aim to improve teaching through better understanding of the learning process.
Topical chapters include:
Teacher-learner relationship, Learning groups, Practice-oriented learning, Teaching for diversity, e-learning, Assessment, Approaches to Staff Development, Quality assurance, Supervision and Research education, Doing research, and Teaching & Research.
A must-have resource for higher education professions, academic developers, professionals, and anyone looking to improve their teaching and learning practices, Teaching, Learning and Research in Higher Education is also appropriate for continuing and professional development courses in the UK and teaching and learning courses in the US.
Mark Tennant is Dean of the University Graduate School, University of Technology, Sydney.
Cathi McMullen is Lecturer in the School of Marketing and Management at Charles Sturt University.
Dan Kaczynski is Professor in the Educational Leadership department at Central Michigan University.
This book offers ideas for adjusting and adapting teaching approaches for culturally and linguistically diverse student groups. Students may cross national boundaries to seek accreditation, or the courses may be ‘transnational’, being designed in one country and delivered in another using local as well as ‘fly-in’ faculty. It draws upon growing good practice recommendations using tried and tested methods alongside the extensive and varied experience of the author.
The book is structured around a selection of the most common issues and statements of belief held by educators, with key topics including:
the impact of educational mobility on teaching and learning;
teachers as mediators between academic cultural differences;
learning and teaching in English;
inclusive teaching and learning;
encouraging student participation;
assessing diverse students.
With a wealth of practical tips and tools that help deal with these issues, this book will be of value to any educator working with students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. It will also interest those involved in the design of curriculum and pedagogy.