Improving Student Learning Through Teaching

The proceedings of the 14th Improving Student Learning symposium, held in 2004 in Birmingham.

Contents

Preface

Chapter 1: Keynotes

  1. Challenges in enhancing a student-centred approach to teaching, Sari Lindblom-Ylänne
  2. Identifying and rewarding excellent teaching improves student learning – discuss, John Peters
  3. Improving student learning through teaching: a research-informed perspective, Mike Prosser

Chapter 2: Course and programme design

  1. Effective experimental project work and its role in developing the academic identity of bioscience undergraduates, Jane MacKenzie and Graeme D. Ruxton
  2. Undergraduate learning at programme level: an analysis of students’ perspectives, Poppy Turner

Chapter 3: Diversity and inclusivity

  1. The impact of cross-cultural issues on perceptions of teaching quality: do staff and students agree? Heather Clay, Philip Frame and Cathy Minett-Smith

Chapter 4: Faculty development methods and/or strategies

  1. A two-dimensional matrix model for analysing scholarly approaches to teaching and learning, Lotta Antman and Thomas Olsson
  2. Drawing on practice: supporting part-time tutors in becoming teachers, Alison Shreeve

Chapter 5: Implementing and managing change and innovation

  1. Theoretical underpinnings: an analysis of Centres for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETLs), David Gosling and Andrew Hannan
  2. Variation in ways of experiencing the dissemination of teaching and learning innovations and ways of experiencing teaching: Similarities, differences and implications for improving learning, Jo McKenzie

Chapter 6: Institutional strategies

  1. Research-led: pedagogy lost or found, John Sweet

Chapter 7: Skills development and lifelong learning

  1. Learning for life, not just for exams: the development of metalearning in Higher Education students, Dr Julie Rattray, Dr Sarah Jane Aiston & Dr Patrick Barnby
  2. Encouraging student autonomy: Skills self-assessment, Kathryn Bartimote-Aufflick and Peter C. Thomson
  3. Analysing the level of complexity of university students’ written responses: a comparison between first and foreign language productions, Codó, E.; Masats, D.; Feixas, M.; Espinet, M.; Couso, D.
  4. Improving student learning through student peer review, Teresa Smallbone and Sarah Quinton

Chapter 8: Supporting learners

  1. Relations between student learning and research-active teaching departments, Harriet Dunbar-Goddet and Keith Trigwell
  2. ‘Am I still doing a good job?’: Conceptions of tutoring in distance education, Anne Jelfs, Janet Macdonald, Linda Price, John T. E. Richardson and Pete Cannell
  3. Meeting the Supervisor – exploring the experience of and knowledge negotiated in the meeting between supervisors and PhD students in engineering, Jane Pritchard
  4. Nurturing and Harnessing Creativity: drafts, sketches, reflection and peer supported development, Gina Wisker

Chapter 9: Teaching methods

  1. Improving teaching about threshold concepts, Chris Cope
  2. The impact of a teaching in HE training scheme on teachers’ belief systems and their approaches to teaching, and the effect this has on students’ personal epistemologies, R.J.Lawson, J.A. Fazey & D.M. Clancy
  3. Considering biology students’ approaches to assessment: some lessons for teaching strategies, Paul Orsmond and Stephen Merry
  4. An evaluation of the impact of a policy that links advanced scholarship to teaching and improving student learning, Adam Palmer, Steve Fletcher and Kate Pike
  5. Teaching to improve students’ learning: Questions we should be asking ourselves, Sandy Schuck, John Buchanan and Sue Gordon
  6. The relationship of teacher and student perceptions in a course about teaching and learning, Donna Harp Ziegenfuss and Patricia A. Lawler