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Teaching for Understanding at University

Deep Approaches and Distinctive Ways of Thinking

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Universities into the 21st Century

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Research into how teaching affects the quality of student learning at university is a rapidly changing field. University teachers are increasingly required to develop their own strategies for effective teaching, often with...

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Research into how teaching affects the quality of student learning at university is a rapidly changing field. University teachers are increasingly required to develop their own strategies for effective teaching, often with limited guidance from their institutions. Teaching for Understanding at University not only outlines a wide range of recent developments in the area, but shows how approaches can be brought together to help university teachers think more imaginatively about ways of encouraging students' learning. Written in a way designed to be interesting and accessible to university teachers across disciplines, the volume concentrates on how students reach a personal understanding of the subject they are studying. Covering academic understanding, approaches to teaching, assessment methods and evaluation of teaching, the book provides a comprehensive introduction to the latest ideas on teaching and learning. Avoiding unnecessary jargon and 'business speak', this is the ideal book for the newly qualified lecturer, as well as the more experienced academic who is keen to consider their teaching methods from a fresh perspective. Noel Entwistle is Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Edinburgh. He was previously the editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, and has an international reputation for his work in the field of student learning in higher education.

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Written in a way designed to be interesting and accessible to university teachers across all disciplines
It not only describes a wide range of recent research, but shows how different approaches can be brought together to help university teachers think more imaginatively about ways of encouraging student learning.
Concentrates on how students reach a personal understanding of the subject they are studying, and on the implications of the distinctiveness of the characteristic ways of thinking required in the contrasting subject areas of HE.
Presents guidelines for effective university teaching, but in a way that encourages teachers to think for themselves about teaching in their own discipline or subject area, and in the context of their own institution.
Avoids unnecessary jargon, explaining whatever is used in simple terms, and steers clear of the new managerial 'business speak', concentrating on the language of education.

Preface
Introduction and Outline
PART I: HOW STUDENT'S LEARN
Educational Psychology and Student Learning
Learning and Influences on It
The Impact of Approaches to Learning
How Students Learn and Study
PART II: WHAT IS LEARNED
Understanding Understanding
The Nature of Academic Understanding
PART III: HOW ACADEMICS TEACH
Evolving Approaches to Teaching
Ideas About Teaching and Learning
Teaching for Understanding
Research into Teaching for Understanding
PART IV: PROVIDING TEACHING AND ASSESSMENT TO SUPPORT LEARNING
A Heuristic Model of Teaching and Learning
Research Guiding Teaching
Assessment as the Driver, but in which Direction?
Influences of the Learning Environment
Practical Guidelines for Teaching that Encourages Deep Approaches
PART V: MONITORING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF TEACHING
Professional Development of Teaching
Monitoring Teaching and Carrying Out Investigations
Appendix A: Indicative Interview Schedule
Appendix B: Questionnaire for Monitoring Learning and Teaching (SETLQ)
Index.

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NOEL ENTWISTLE was the Bell Professor of Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK for 25 years and now is Professor Emeritus. He has Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Gothenburg and Turku and an Oeuvre Award for outstanding research contributions from the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. He is a past editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, and has an international reputation for his work in the field of student learning in higher education.

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NOEL ENTWISTLE was the Bell Professor of Education at the University of Edinburgh, UK for 25 years and now is Professor Emeritus. He has Honorary Degrees from the Universities of Gothenburg and Turku and an Oeuvre Award for outstanding research contributions from the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction. He is a past editor of the British Journal of Educational Psychology and Higher Education, and has an international reputation for his work in the field of student learning in higher education.

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