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The Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (Oxford CAED) has a long history as a scholarly academic and staff development unit. Across the years, it has been at the forefront of developing and sharing thinking about adult learning, higher education teaching and aspects of change management and organisational development.

Our publications include books, ebooks, conference proceedings and they are listed here to browse. These can be purchased or are free. We also have other, free to use, online educational resources shared under creative commons copyright licensing. 

Popular titles (available from Amazon print on-demand)

A Handbook for Deterring Plagiarism in Higher Education 2nd edition by Jude CarrolleBook also available£10.00
Assessment Literacy, the Foundation for Improving Student Learning, by Margaret Price, Chris Rust, Berry O'Donovan, Karen Handley with Rebecca BryanteBook also available£22.06
Moving towards Internationalisation of the Curriculum for Global Citizenship in Higher Education by Valerie Clifford and Catherine MontgomeryeBook also available£10.00

Free e-books

Downloadable in mobi format (for Kindle) and ePub (for devices including iPads and iPhones) these eBooks are Creative Commons licensed so you are free to convert to other formats, share (with attribution) and use the material in your own work.

First Words on Teaching and Learning by David BaumeFree
Learning by Doing: a guide to teaching and learning methods by Graham GibbsFree
Small Group Teaching by David JaquesFree
Twenty Terrible Reasons for Lecturing by Graham GibbsFree
What we Know about Student Learning by Chris RustFree
What we Know about Assessment by Chris RustFree

53 Interesting series

53 Interesting Things to do in your Lectures by Sue Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs, Trevor Habeshaw£15.00
53 Interesting Things to do in your Seminars and Tutorials by Sue Habeshaw, Trevor Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs£15.00
53 Interesting Ways of helping your Students to Study by Trevor Habeshaw, Graham Gibbs, Sue Habeshaw£15.00

Learning in teams series

Learning in Teams a Student Guide by Graham Gibbs£1.95
Learning in Teams a Tutor Guide by Graham Gibbs£8.95

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Citing and using our copyrighted materials

Our publications are widely used and cited by higher education writers. For copyright clearance, permissions to use published material and how to attribute works, contact:

  • Edward Cole (, Research and Business Development Office, Oxford Brookes University.

For example, the Gibbs' Reflective Cycle was first published by Graham Gibbs in 1988 Learning by Doing: A Guide to Teaching and Learning Methods (Further Education Unit). Oxford Polytechnic: Oxford).

Gibbs' Reflective Cycle diagram

Online magazine

Teaching Insights is an innovative and free-to-read online magazine jointly developed by staff and students at the Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED), Oxford Brookes University.

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