This entirely new edition of a very successful book focuses on developing professional academic skills for supporting and supervising student learning and effective teaching. It is built on the premise that the roles of those who teach in higher education are complex and multi-faceted. A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education is sensitive to the competing demands of teaching, research, scholarship, and academic management.

The new edition reflects and responds to the rapidly changing context of higher education and to current understanding of how to best support student learning. Drawing together a large number of expert authors, it continues to feature extensive use of case studies that show how successful teachers have implemented these ideas. It includes key topics such as student engagement and motivation, internationalisation, employability, inclusive strategies for teaching, effective use of technology and issues relating to postgraduate students and student retention.

    • Part 1 explores a number of aspects of the context of UK higher education that affect the education of students, looking at the drivers of institutional behaviours and how to achieve success as a university teacher.
    • Part 2 examines learning, teaching and supervising in higher education and includes chapters on working with diversity, encouraging independent learning and learning gain.
    • Part 3 considers approaches to teaching and learning in different disciplines, covering a full range including arts and humanities, social sciences, experimental sciences through to medicine and dentistry.

Written to support the excellence in teaching and learning design required to bring about student learning of the highest quality, this will be essential reading for all new lecturers, particularly anyone taking an accredited course in teaching and learning in higher education, as well as those experienced lecturers who wish to improve their teaching practice. Those working in adult learning and educational development will also find the book to be a particularly useful resource. In addition it will appeal to staff who support learning and teaching in various other roles.

part |2 pages

Part 1 The current world of teaching and learning in higher education

chapter 1|5 pages

A user’s guide

ByHeather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall

chapter 2|18 pages

UK institutional teaching contexts: policies and practice

ByHeather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, Stephanie Marshall

chapter 3|17 pages

UK higher education: an international context

ByStephanie Marshall, Heather Fry, Steve Ketteridge

chapter 4|18 pages

Success as a university teacher

BySteve Ketteridge, Heather Fry, Stephanie Marshall

part |2 pages

Part 2 Learning, teaching and supervising in higher education

chapter 5|17 pages

Student learning

BySue Mathieson

chapter 6|14 pages

Describing what students should learn

ByChris Butcher

chapter 10|13 pages

Effective online teaching and learning

BySam Brenton

chapter 11|17 pages

Challenging students: enabling inclusive learning

ByVeronica Bamber, Anna Jones

chapter 12|11 pages

Encouraging independent learning

ByMartyn Kingsbury

chapter 13|13 pages

Supervising research degrees

ByStan Taylor, Margaret Kiley

chapter 14|16 pages

Maximising student learning gain

ByGraham Gibbs

part |2 pages

Part 3 Teaching and learning in the disciplines

chapter 15|17 pages

The experimental sciences

ByNathan Pike

chapter 16|15 pages

Mathematics and statistics

ByPaola Iannone, Adrian Simpson

chapter 17|18 pages


ByJohn Davies

chapter 18|17 pages

Dance, drama and music

ByPaul Kleiman

chapter 19|15 pages

Social sciences

ByFiona Stephen

chapter 20|18 pages

Modern languages

ByMichael Kelly

chapter 21|15 pages


ByRebecca Huxley-Binns

chapter 22|19 pages

Business and management

BySarah Hamilton, Tim Stewart

chapter 23|15 pages

Quantitative methods in the social sciences

ByJonathan Parker

chapter 24|16 pages

Art, design and media

ByRoni Brown

chapter 25|15 pages

Sport-related subjects

ByRichard Winsley, Richard Tong

chapter 26|17 pages

Nursing, health and social care

ByJulie Williams, Maria Joyce

chapter 27|19 pages

Medicine and dentistry

ByColin Lumsden, Lucie Byrne-Davis