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Developing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education


reviewed by Joyce Lee — 2003

coverTitle: Developing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
Author(s): Gill Nicholls
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415236967, Pages: 196, Year: 2002
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Proffered as a primer for lecturers being inducted into the higher education system in the United Kingdom, Developing Teaching and Learning in Higher Education challenges new faculty to attain teaching excellence, thereby reversing the “research over teaching” paradigm.  Nicholls, Director of the Institute for Learning and Teaching (ILT) and Professor of Education at King’s College, University of London, is eminently qualified to comment on the changing context of teaching and learning in higher education in the UK.  He charges novice academics to ramp up their subject matter expertise, deepen their knowledge of pedagogy, and sharpen their understanding of pedagogy as it relates to the teaching of their subject.  Peppered with reflective “points for consideration,” this guidebook invites practitioners to engage in critical reflectivity about their teaching practices.  Likewise, established faculties are advised to assume greater responsibility for mentoring novices if instructional change and innovation across UK institutions of higher learning are to occur.  Whether novice or expert, University of London faculty and higher education faculty across the UK will... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 7, 2003, p. 1267-1269
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11081, Date Accessed: 10/19/2017 12:33:49 PM

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  • Joyce Lee
    California State University, Fullerton
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    Dr. Joyce Lee is an associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership in the College of Human Development and Community Service at California State University, in Fullerton, California. A book she co-authored, Collaborative Inquiry In Practice: Action, Reflection, and Making Meaning, was published by Sage, 2000. Formerly a school district administrator and a professional development specialist, her research and teaching interests include educational leadership, adult and organizational learning, technology and distance education, and conducting qualitative research through collaborative inquiry.
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