500 Tips for Tutors

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Routledge, Jan 11, 2013 - Education - 144 pages

This book presents over 500 practical suggestions designed to help tutors establish active learning amongst their students. Divided into useful sections the tips cover the entire range of teaching and learning situations and comprise a 'start anywhere', dip-in resource suitable for both the newcomer and the old hand.

Intended mainly for the university or college lecturer involved in learner-centred learning, this resource offers fresh ideas and food for thought on six broad areas of the job:

  • getting the students going
  • starting off, and working together
  • the programme itself - lectures, assignments and feedback
  • helping students to learn from resources
  • assessment: demonstrating evidence of achievement
  • skills for career and life in general.

This lively and stimulating book will prove invaluable to lecturers, tutors, teachers, trainers and staff developers.


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500 Tips for Tutors aims to be a concisely-written book of advice for tutors. The preface states that, while Race and Brown wrote similar books on assessment and lectures, they wanted to specifically ... Read full review


Starting off and working together
Getting to know
Helping students to benefit from seminars
Helping students to make the most of smallgroup sessions
Helping students to make the most of each other
Helping students to use the library or learning resource centre
Helping students to learn from handouts
demonstrating evidence
Helping students to see the big picture
Helping students to set their sights high
Giving students written feedback
Giving facetoface feedback to students
Helping students into peer assessment

Helping students to learn from each other
Helping students to find and use mentors
Being an expert witness
lectures assignments and feedback
Helping students to make the most of your lectures
How not to lecture
What not to do with PowerPoint 22 Making the most of the overhead projector 23 Compensating for other peoples bad teaching
Helping students to make notes not just take notes
Helping students to write essays
Helping students to write reports
Helping students to learn in laboratories
Helping students to plan their projects
Getting feedback from your students
Helping students to learn from resources
Designing learning resources
Helping students to use resourcebased learning materials
Using moving images to help learning
Helping students to learn online
Helping students into selfassessment
Starting up selfassessment student dialogues
Helping students to negotiate learning agreements
Helping students to revise productively
Helping students to pass exams
What do exams really measure? A discussion checklist
Helping students to get ready for vivas
Skills for career and life in general
Helping students to cope with being away from home
Helping students to cope with stress
Helping students to recover from two weeks off
Helping students to recover from failure
Helping students to apply for jobs
Helping students to put together their
Helping students to develop their interview skills
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