• The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development 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. The OCSLD 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. 

    Due to Coronavirus there may be a delay in processing online orders.

    NEW For 2022!  Handbook for Creating a Gender-sensitive Curriculum: Teaching and Learning Strategies is now available to download for free. 

  • 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.

    NEW For 2022!  Handbook for Creating a Gender-sensitive Curriculum: Teaching and Learning Strategies is now available to download for free.  Free
    First Words on Teaching and Learning by David Baume   Free
    Learning by Doing: a guide to teaching and learning methods by Graham Gibbs   Free
    Small Group Teaching by David Jaques  Free
    Twenty Terrible Reasons for Lecturing by Graham Gibbs  Free
    What we Know about Student Learning by Chris Rust   Free
    What we Know about Assessment by Chris Rust  Free
    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
  • Citing and using OCSLD copyrighted materials

    OCSLD publications are widely used and cited by higher education writers. For copyright clearance, permissions to use published material and how to attribute works contact David Hartley in the Research and Business Development Office (RBDO) of 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 example for publication page

    Online Journal

    The Higher Education Journal of Learning and Teaching (HEJLT) is an online journal with an open call for submissions. 

    During 2021, we are reviewing the future of the journal as part of a wider HEIF-funded project to reimagine OCSLD publishing for the next decade. If you are interested to find out more about the project, HJELT or publishing with OCSLD, please contact or see our current publish-with-us opportunities