International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. This book constitutes the scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved.

Author: Alan Skelton

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ISBN: UOM:39015073890033

Category: Education

Page: 328

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There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. This book constitutes the scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. It provides a guide for those supporting, promoting and trying to achieve teaching excellence in higher education.
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International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

These are some of the questions considered in this first international collection on teaching excellence in higher education. With contributions from leading writers in the field, International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in ...

Author: Alan Skelton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134140671

Category: Education

Page: 321

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There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. Once labelled the ‘poor relation’ of the research/teaching divide, teaching is now firmly on the policy agenda; pressure on institutions to improve the quality of teaching has never been greater and significant funding seeks to promote teaching excellence in higher education institutions. This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. International perspectives from educational researchers, award winning teachers, practitioners and educational developers consider key topics, including: policy initiatives research-led teaching teaching excellence and scholarship the significance of academic disciplines research into teaching excellence rewarding through promotion inclusive learning and ICT. Teaching Excellence in Higher Education provides a guide for all those supporting, promoting and trying to achieve teaching excellence in higher education and sets the scene for teaching excellence as a field for serious investigation and critical enquiry.
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Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence

Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence

D'Andrea, V. M. (2007) 'National strategies for promoting excellence in teaching', in A. Skelton (ed.) International perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education: improving knowledge and practice, 169–182, London: Routledge.

Author: Christine Broughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351812139

Category: Education

Page: 204

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Teaching excellence in higher education needs to be promoted and celebrated. However, a universal definition of excellent teaching remains elusive, and robust evidence about how it affects student learning appears to be lacking. This timely book explores the notion of teaching excellence from the viewpoint of a variety of international authors; guiding the reader to understand the complex terrain in which teaching excellence is foregrounded, and highlighting a number of key issues facing the future of global higher education. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence explores: what is meant by teaching excellence, whether it can be measured and if so, how? the impact of teaching excellence frameworks, initiatives and awards. the new challenges for delivering global teaching excellence fit for the 21st century. With a mix of political, theoretical and applied research foci, each chapter also includes a short critical commentary from international experts in the field to further the debate and situate the topics in a wider context. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence is essential reading for academic and education policymakers, researchers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students in education.
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Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence

Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence

This timely book explores the notion of teaching excellence from the viewpoint of a variety of international authors; guiding the reader to understand the complex terrain in which teaching excellence is foregrounded, and highlighting a ...

Author: Christine Broughan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351812122

Category: Education

Page: 387

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Teaching excellence in higher education needs to be promoted and celebrated. However, a universal definition of excellent teaching remains elusive, and robust evidence about how it affects student learning appears to be lacking. This timely book explores the notion of teaching excellence from the viewpoint of a variety of international authors; guiding the reader to understand the complex terrain in which teaching excellence is foregrounded, and highlighting a number of key issues facing the future of global higher education. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence explores: what is meant by teaching excellence, whether it can be measured and if so, how? the impact of teaching excellence frameworks, initiatives and awards. the new challenges for delivering global teaching excellence fit for the 21st century. With a mix of political, theoretical and applied research foci, each chapter also includes a short critical commentary from international experts in the field to further the debate and situate the topics in a wider context. Global Perspectives on Teaching Excellence is essential reading for academic and education policymakers, researchers, and undergraduate and postgraduate students in education.
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Pursuing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Pursuing Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

In this chapter, we first consider international perspectives on teaching excellence in Australian and Russian contexts. The focus then turns to higher education in England in relation to institutions' articulations of teaching quality ...

Author: Margaret Wood

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350055308

Category: Education

Page: 192

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Teaching excellence is a topic of international significance, having importance for higher education worldwide, yet is generally considered to be poorly defined and understood. The current discourse of teaching excellence is narrowly framed, instrumental and performative, with an onus on measurement and quantification. Wood and Su investigate and rethink excellence in higher education, connecting this to the understanding of the role and purpose of higher education. Stakeholder perspectives on teaching excellence are explored, and the authors argue that it is through engaging with higher education constituencies, to examine teaching excellence from different angles and stances, that more inclusive understandings may be built. These stakeholder perspectives, which form the central chapters of the book, include higher education institutions, academics, students, employers and parents. The importance of a commitment to engaging with understandings situated in the diverse experiences and contexts of stakeholders for an 'inclusive perspective' on teaching excellence is affirmed. At the close of the book, the Coda examines some of the implications of the responses to the COVID-19 global pandemic for inclusive perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education.
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Empowerment for Teaching Excellence Through Virtuous Agency

Empowerment for Teaching Excellence Through Virtuous Agency

Excellence for all: A Nietzschean-inspired approach in professional higher education. Educational ... In A. Skelton (Ed.),International perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education: Improving knowledge and practice.

Author: Hennie Lötter

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030825119

Category: Education, Higher

Page: 107

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This books offers new ways to think about teaching excellence in higher education and presents a definition of the concept of teaching excellence. It offers a fresh interpretation of Boyers famous account of scholarship as the foundation of university teaching. To fully understand the nature of teaching excellence in higher education, the book gives an account of the various dimensions of the domain of university teaching and the core drivers required to bring those domains to life. The idea of empowerment underlies the journey to excellence in teaching. The book argues that university lecturers aspiring to become excellent should be active agents, strongly pursuing the development of their perfectible abilities required for high quality teaching. The work draws on recent developments in virtue theory to set out the qualities of character requisite for guiding and driving university lecturers to grow and develop into excellent teachers.
Categories: Education, Higher

Exploring Disciplinary Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Exploring Disciplinary Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Journal of Contemporary European Research, 12(3), 690–695. Nixon, J. (2007). Excellence and the good society. In A. Skelton (Ed.), International perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education: Improving knowledge and practice ...

Author: Marion Heron

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030691585

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book explores disciplinary teaching excellence through a diverse range of student-staff partnership research projects. Despite being a highly contested term, ‘teaching excellence’ is something that universities aspire to and are expected to have. However, the editors and contributors argue that not only are definitions of excellence often broad and generic, but they lack nuanced understandings of disciplinary excellence in higher education. This book begins by unpacking some of these contested definitions of teaching excellence, followed by a series of co-authored chapters produced by students and staff who have undertaken research projects where they examine teaching excellence in their respective disciplinary areas. These chapters demonstrate that teaching excellence may be better understood as a process of becoming that is achieved through partnership between teachers and students. This book will be of interest and value to students, educators, and policy-makers concerned about teaching excellence, as well as scholars of student-staff partnerships.
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Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

Scott, P. (Ed.). (2000). Higher education reformed. London: Falmer Press. Skelton, A. (Ed.). (2007). International perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education: Improving knowledge and practice. Abingdon: Routledge. THE.

Author: Amanda French

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787147621

Category: Education

Page: 157

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This book offers inter-disciplinary, evidence-informed discussion around notions of excellence in higher education teaching. It will act as a key stimulus for institutional and sector-wide debates and a reference point for initiatives around the TEF agenda.
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Challenging the Teaching Excellence Framework

Challenging the Teaching Excellence Framework

Teaching excellence through professional learning and policy reform: Lessons from around the world. International summit on ... International perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education: Improving knowledge and practice .

Author: Amanda French

Publisher: Emerald Group Publishing

ISBN: 9781787695351

Category: Education

Page: 256

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The Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF)’s aims, implementation and effect on the English higher education sector remains a controversial and contested subject. This text offers a wide-ranging interdisciplinary discussion of the implications of the TEF on the UK’s fast-moving policy environment, and increasingly neoliberal higher education sector.
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Academic Development and its Practitioners

Academic Development and its Practitioners

Teaching in Higher Education, 22(4):396-407. https://doi.org/10.1080/13562517. 2017.1301913 Macfarlane, B. (2007). Beyond performance in teaching excellence. In: A.M.Skelton (ed.), International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in ...

Author: Gert Young

Publisher: African Sun Media

ISBN: 9781991201669

Category: Education

Page: 230

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The chapters in this collection are reflections of the intellectual, emotional and day-to-day experiences of professional staff engaged in academic development. They provide the reader with glimpses of how academic developers at one South African university are continuously shaping their identities through sense-making processes, how they creatively apply different theoretical approaches to both analysing and informing their work and what their views are of the practical and systemic challenges facing higher education. As such this book expands on as well as challenges the dominant ways of thinking about academic development and academic developers in higher education.
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