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Making Learning Happen

by Phil Race

Race, who has worked with learners, teachers, and trainers, identifies how to make learning happen in higher and further education by focusing on learners and the key factors of successful learning. Chapters on learning in small and large groups, diversity, and addressing employability are included. This edition has been expanded based on the author's experiences running workshops in the UK and other countries. It has more on learning factors, which are linked to different teaching/learning contexts in other chapters; new chapters on designing curriculum for learning, addressing common problems in teaching post-compulsory education, and the nature of reflection. An extended chapter on assessment that includes a tool for examining assessment design and how it links to learning factors and validity, reliability, transparency, and other areas is included along with new discussion of helping learners get feedback quickly. The chapters on making workshops work and e-learning have been omitted. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc. , Portland, OR (booknews. com)

Making Learning Happen

by Phil Race

'Refreshing, original and full of pragmatic, evidence-based advice... In my opinion this is the best book on learning and teaching available to teachers in H.E. and F.E. today. The environment has changed so quickly over recent years and Phil Race has not only kept abreast of the changes; he is way ahead.' - Professor Ruth Pickford, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Leeds Metropolitan University In the age of digital communication, online learning and MOOCS, teachers and lecturers need to be able to offer even more to their students. Centred around Phil Race's well-known 'ripples on a pond' model, this accessible discussion of post-compulsory education identifies the fundamental factors underpinning successful learning and clearly shows you how to help students learn effectively. Updates to this third edition include: practical 'tips for students' to help you to engage your group discussion of four literacies students need comparative discussion of different forms of assessment increased coverage of peer observation and evidence-based practice advice on making lectures unmissable online resources including printable checklists for use in class link to a video interview with the author. This book is a valuable tool for lecturers and tutors in universities and colleges, post-16 teachers in secondary education, and educational managers. It also provides a useful resource for postgraduate students on higher and further education courses and staff development courses. Phil Race gives keynotes on assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and runs interactive training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organizations throughout the UK and abroad. The author's website can be found at: http://phil-race.co.uk.

Making Teaching Work: Teaching Smarter in Post-Compulsory Education

by Phil Race Ruth Pickford

`This concise book is strongly recommended as an invaluable source both for new teachers and for their mentors who may be well experienced, but nevertheless glad of new ideas for coping with the demanding and fundamental shifts in how teaching is undertaken and assessed' - ESCaslate Making Teaching Work provides a down-to-earth, jargon-free book for teaching staff in universities and colleges and includes reference to some of the best modern literature on assessment, teaching and feedback. By focusing on the learner in a variety of situations and contexts, the book explores how teachers can help learners to make learning happen. The authors emphasize 'teaching smarter' - helping busy, hard-pressed teachers to increase the efficiency as well as effectiveness of their work. Written with both full-time and part-time staff in mind, the book allows teaching staff to balance the various tasks which make up their workload, including the increasing paperwork and administration they encounter whilst carrying out assessment, teaching and providing feedback to students. The book addresses a wide range of aspects of assessment, learning and teaching in post-compulsory education including: - how to provide a supportive learning environment - including online learning - how to design and manage formative assessment and feedback - how to support diverse students - including addressing and achieving student satisfaction. - developing teaching - including lecturing, small-group teaching, supporting individual learning and dealing with disruptive students - how to use research to improve teaching - creatively designing curriculum - promoting student employability - broadening horizons - including widening and deepening participation - addressing and achieving student satisfaction. It is a self-sufficient and thought-provoking resource about teaching and learning for all practitioners in post-compulsory education.

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