Teaching, Learning and Study Skills: A Guide for Tutors

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SAGE, Sep 17, 2004 - Education - 273 pages
This is a book for tutors, lecturers and teachers in further and higher education, who need to teach their students how to study, learn and communicate effectively. Based around the same techniques and contents as the tutors earlier book Essential Study Skills (SAGE 2003) which is itself based on many years experience of teaching and mentoring students in higher education, this book is intended to work with traditional and non-traditional students.

The material will be suitable for institutions concerned with widening participation; with student retention; with quality enhancement; with equal opportunities and with professional /staff development.

 

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Contents

List of resources
1
What is happening to university education?
7
Notes
13
How to understand our students
22
How to promote an effective transition to HE
33
How to promote student selfconfidence
46
How to promote effective organisation and time
60
List of resources
67
How to promote effective seminars
130
How to promote effective revision and exam
156
Overall conclusion
170
How to promote reflective practice
184
How to promote overall success
194
Appendices
201
Resources
217
reading
238

Overall conclusion
72
Overall conclusion
94
How to promote effective presentations
113
reading session
260
Index
263
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In a previous life Tom Burns led the Hainault Action Group, setting up adventure playgrounds for young people and devising Community Events and Festivals for the local community. Tom has always been interested in theatre and the role of theatre in teaching and learning; whilst still a student at Essex University he set up and ran the first ever International Dario Fo Festival – with academic symposium, theatre workshops for students and local people – and full dramatic performances by the Fo-Rame theatre troupe of The Tiger’s Tale and The Boss’s Funeral.

Tom is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University, along with Sandra Sinfield he develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences – a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students – and their ‘Tell us the secret of your success’ project, which produced a whole range of creative products including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, ‘The Z–A of university’.

Sandra Sinfield has worked as a laboratory technician, a freelance copy writer, an Executive Editor (Medicine Digest, circulation 80,000 doctors) and in the voluntary sector, including with the Tower Hamlets Information Research and Resource Centre and with the Islington Green School Community Play written by Alan Whose Life is it Anyway? Clarke and produced at Sadler’s Wells.

Sandra is a Senior Lecturer in Learning Development actively involved with the Association for Learning Development in HE and the LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning . Working in the Centre for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching at London Metropolitan University, along with Tom Burns she develops teaching and learning resources, including the launch of the Get Ahead student conferences – a programme of events designed to promote student success that are run by and for students – and their ‘Tell us the secret of your success’ project, which produced a whole range of creative products including a website built by students passing on their study secrets and a student video, ‘The Z–A of university’.

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