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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
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Teaching and Learning in Higher Education by Elizabeth Cleaver (Editor); Maxine Lintern (Editor); Mike McLinden (Editor)In today's higher education climate academic staff are encouraged to focus not only on the up-to-date content of their teaching, but also to identify the most effective ways to engage students in learning, often alongside other key transferrable skills. This had led to a growing requirement for staff to adopt a scholarly approach to learning and teaching practice, and to undertake scholarship of learning and teaching as part of ongoing professional development. This text explores broad best practice approaches to undertaking enquiry into learning and teaching in higher education. It provides an introduction for staff who have been educated within a range of academic disciplines, often with high-level but very focused knowledge about, and understandings of, research processes to the potentially new world of educational enquiry. This is complemented by chapters exploring what educational enquiry means in the context of different academic disciplines, including physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, the life sciences, the arts, the humanities, the health professions, and law. It also includes: An overview of research methodology including data collection, literature reviews, good ethical practice, and research dissemination Case studies of actual research projects to support understanding of how to carry out educational enquiry in practice. Lecturers, why waste time waiting for the post arrive? Request and receive your e-inspection copy today!
Call Number: LB2331 .T43 2014
Publication Date: 2014-04-03
Interdisciplinarity and Academic Libraries by Daniel C. Mack; Craig GibsonThis volume addresses an emerging yet largely unexamined strategic priority for academic and research libraries: interdisciplinarity in the academy. As colleges and universities chart new areas for knowledge creation, teaching, learning, outreach and service, libraries face challenges in developing their response to these transformational changes in higher education. The global networked society, the convergence of multiple areas of study, and the need to address major challenges that transcend any particular discipline are framing issues for twenty-first century institutions of higher education. Library leaders must seize this exciting opportunity to place the library at the center of the emerging interdisciplinary academy by creating and delivering a transformative suite of programs, services and collections. Libraries can lift their institutions to a higher plane of interdisciplinary activity by levering their place in higher education to become the hub of interdisciplinary activity, where librarians foster innovative models of teaching, learning, research, conversation, reflection, and engagement. This book offers multiple perspectives on transforming academic library programs, collections, and services to meet transformational challenges for higher education. Experienced librarians bring an interdisciplinary perspective to collection development, information literacy, digital projects, knowledge organization, services for research centers, and other timely and relevant topics.
Call Number: Z674 .A74 NO.66
Publication Date: 2012-07-01
Subject Librarians: engaging with the learning and teaching environment by Matt Holland (Editor); Penny Dale; Marian MatthewsThe university subject librarians' role is at the centre of new models of teaching and learning, yet further debate and published contributions are still needed to shape its future direction. Subject Librarians: Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment assesses trends and challenges in current practice, and aims to encourage renewed thinking and improved approaches. Its editors and authors include experienced practitioners and academics. At a time of great change and increasing challenges in higher education this book offers directors of academic services, library managers, librarians and lecturers a chance to reflect on the key issues and consider the needs of the learning community. Subject Librarians: Engaging with the Learning and Teaching Environment also provides a perspective on current practice and a reference source for students of Information Management and Information Studies.
Call Number: Z675 .U5 S783 2006
Publication Date: 2006-06-28
Developing the New Learning Enviroment by Phillippa Levy; Sue Roberts (Editor)The academic librarian's role is changing rapidly. Increasingly the boundaries are blurring between librarians' jobs and those of learning technologists, information technologists, educational developers, skill support specialists and indeed academic staff. New collaborations and partnerships between staff with different professional backgrounds are emerging as part of the effort to enable active and independent learning amongst an increasingly diverse student community. Library and information professionals are becoming involved in the development and support of new modes of blended and distributed learning, including the development of e-learning approaches and resources, and new strategies for information literacy education. In this environment of rapid change the academic librarian needs to stay informed and embrace the new job opportunities emerging: this essential book will capture and critically discuss the librarian's changing learning support role in an education context providing guidance and practical support. Written by acknowledged experts across a broad range of roles in the new academic environment, this book will challenge thinking in this area as well as being practical and practice-based. The following key areas are covered: the policy framework pedagogies for a changing environment new literacies and learning key issues in the design and delivery of learning and teaching thinking differently about learning support new academic teams responding to the e-learning imperative information literacy education in practice inclusion: impact on practice managing learning support services visioning the future of learning support emerging professional identities and practices. Readership: This book will be essential reading for practitioners at every level within the higher education and further education sectors, including information specialists, learning support professionals, academic liaison co-ordinators and subject specialists, academic service managers and heads of library and information services. It will also be a valuable resource for all other professionals involved in the delivery of learning support, and for students of LIS and of education.