Teaching, Learning and Study Skills: A Guide for Tutors

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SAGE, Aug 19, 2004 - Education - 288 pages
'This is an essential guide for anyone aspiring to teach in Higher Education in the UK. Not just because it is packed with practical tips and even lecture notes but crucially because it explains the nature of university teaching in the wake of the 'widening participation' agenda... In summary this book is well worth reading' - Educate Journal

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 Tom and Sandra's book Essential Study Skills, 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 and staff development.


SAGE Study Skills are essential study guides for students of all levels. From how to write great essays and succeeding at university, to writing your undergraduate dissertation and doing postgraduate research, SAGE Study Skills help you get the best from your time at university. Visit the SAGE Study Skills hub for tips, resources and videos on study success!

 

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Contents

1 Introduction and how to use this book
1
2 University teaching widening participation and study skills
6
3 How to assess a short preface on assessment
16
4 How to understand our students
22
5 How to promote an effective transition to HE
33
6 How to promote student self confidence
46
7 How to promote effective organisation and time management
60
8 How to promote effective research and reading strategies
74
11 How to promote effective writing
134
12 How to promote effective revision and exam techniques
156
13 How to promote effective groupwork
171
14 How to promote reflective practice
184
15 How to promote overall success
194
Bibliographic and online resources forHE orientation
201
EA199 An introduction to academic studies
203
Resources
217

9 How to promote effective notemaking
96
10 How to promote effective presentations and seminars
113

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About the author (2004)

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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