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53 ways to enhance researcher development
June 2, 2017

Editors: Robert Daley, Kay Guccione, and Steve Hutchinson

The contributors to this book provide practical strategies, drawn from experience across several continents, to enhance the practices and policies of researcher development.

Designed for dipping into, the book enables researcher developers, supervisors and academic developers to enrich their approaches, innovate to enhance and embed educational value, and do more with limited resources.

 

Topic areas include: fundamentals; developing professional researchers; researcher communication; peer learning; researcher communities; researcher career development; exerting influence in your institution; and developing a career in researcher development.

Contents: Abstract; Publishers’ foreword; Editors’ preface; Chapter 1 Researcher development in context; Chapter 2 Fundamentals of researcher development; Chapter 3 From novice to professional researcher; Chapter 4 Developing effective communicators; Chapter 5 Peer learning and support; Chapter 6 Development through external experiences; Chapter 7 Supporting career development; Chapter 8 Programmes for special purposes; Chapter 9 Extending your reach; Chapter 10 Embedding value and developing a researcher developer career; Appendix: Who are the researcher developers?: a UK survey; Notes on contributors.

Key terms: research; researcher development; staff development; academic development; career development.

Volume editors: Dr Rob Daley is an academic developer at Heriot-Watt University, Scotland. Dr Kay Guccione works at the University of Sheffield, England, where she specialises in evidence-led design of mentoring and coaching services for researchers. Dr Steve Hutchinson is a consultant, coach, trainer and author.

Extent: 208 pp.

Formats and ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-907076-95-4
ePub: 978-1-907076-96-1
PDF: 978-1-907076-97-8

Series: Professional and Higher Education
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership
Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Publication: June 2017

53 interesting ways to support online learning
August 17, 2015

Author: Rhona Sharpe

9781907076831.jpgOutline: Research has shown that although learners in higher education may be familiar with using technology in their social lives, they do not always use effective strategies in studying online. Drawing on research into student experiences, this book provides 53 practical ideas for teachers and lecturers who are supporting students on blended or fully online courses.

Each of the 53 ideas provides a learning activity to help students develop their study skills and habits, so that they can learn confidently and effectively in the digital age. The book is designed to dip into for ideas that dovetail with your own practice.

The topics covered are wide-ranging. They include: time management skills; self-regulated learning; personalizing the online learning environment; collaborative learning; presenting work online; online assessment; experimenting with playful learning; and reflection and blogging.

Contents: Table of contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1. Activities to start; 2. Activities to encourage contribution; 3. Activities to make learning personal; 4. Activities to encourage time on task; 5. Activities for lifelong learning.

Key terms: learning design; learning activity; digital literacy; learner development; learning environment; and online learning skills.

Author: Professor Rhona Sharpe is Head of Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University.

Extent: 186 pp.

Formats and ISBNs:
Paperback: 978-1-907076-81-7
ePub: 978-1-907076-82-4
PDF: 978-1-907076-83-1
Kindle: 978-1-907076-84-8

Series: Professional and Higher Education
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership
Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Publication: 1 November 2016

Professional and Higher Education: e-flyer
July 27, 2015

53 interesting ways to assess your students

We are delighted to share with you our e-flyer for the Professional and Higher Education series, featuring the newest title in the series: 53 interesting ways to assess your students (ed. Victoria Burns).

You can find and share the flyer here.

53 interesting ways to assess your students
June 19, 2015

Volume editor: Victoria Burns

53 interesting ways to assess your students53 interesting ways to assess your students offers reflective practitioners in professional and higher education practical ways to develop broad, flexible assessment repertoires. The 53 suggestions are designed to support both assessment of learning and assessment for learning.

Topics include written tasks, examinations, problem-based activities, live and authentic forms of assessment, assessment over different time scales, interpersonal aspects – such as group work, student involvement, and feedback – and quality assurance.

This is the third edition. The original authors were Graham Gibbs, Sue Habeshaw, and Trevor Habeshaw. This new edition includes contributions by Victoria Burns, Gavin Brown, Robin Burrow, Kate Edwards, and Karl Nightingale.

“I highly recommend that lecturers at any stage of their career take time to look at 53 interesting ways to assess your students. […] I particularly hope it will challenge experienced lecturers who have long relied on traditional staples such as unseen exams and set essays to see the rich possibilities of assessment.” – Dr John Canning, Senior Lecturer at the University of Brighton and Fellow of the Staff and Educational Development Association (SEDA)

Contents: Abstract ∙ Series information ∙ Publishers’ foreword ∙ Contributors ∙ Editor’s preface ∙ Introduction ∙ Choosing assessment method ∙ Chapter 1  Essays ∙ Chapter 2  Short formats ∙  Chapter 3  Projects and laboratory classes ∙ Chapter 4  Live assessment ∙ Chapter 5  Problem-based assessments ∙ Chapter 6  Authentic assessment ∙ Chapter 7 Assessment over time ∙ Chapter 8 Assessing groupwork ∙ Chapter 9  Examinations ∙  Chapter 10  Involving students in the assessment process ∙ Chapter 11  Feedback to students ∙ Chapter 12  Other considerations.

Key terms: authentic assessment; assessment; examinations; feedback; learning; marking; peer assessment; practicals; presentations; quality; self-assessment; tasks; and written assessment.

ISBNs and formats:

  • PB: 978-1-907076-52-7
  • ePub: 978-1-907076-54-1
  • PDF: 978-1-907076-53-4

Extent: 192 pp.
Imprint: The Professional and Higher Partnership Ltd

Publisher: Frontinus Ltd
Place of publication: Newmarket

Published: July 2015.

‘Assessment is at the heart of the learning process. It provides evidence of what students have learned and, more importantly, the effectiveness of teaching. This publication raises important questions about the extent to which assessment is considered as an intrinsic element of preparation for teaching. It should be essential reading for all involved in teaching and lecturing.’ – Dr Colin Conner, formerly Senior Lecturer, University of Cambridge

‘I highly recommend that lecturers at any stage of their career take time to look at ’53 interesting ways to assess your students’. Although I suspect many of its readers will be academics at the beginning of their careers I particularly hope it will challenge experienced lecturers who have long relied on traditional staples such as unseen exams and set essays to see the rich possibilities of assessment.’ – Dr John Canning, Senior Lecturer in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Brighton (http://johncanning.net/)

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