Being a Teacher in Higher Education
By (author) Peter T. Knight
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Being a Teacher in Higher Education by Peter T. Knight
Book DescriptionBeing A Teacher in Higher Education draws extensively on research literatures to give detailed advice about the core business of teaching: instruction, learning activities, assessment, planning and getting good evaluations. It offers hundreds of practical suggestions in a collegial rather than didactic style. This is not, however, another book of tips or heroic success stories. For one thing Peter Knight appreciates the different circumstances that new, part-time and established teachers are in. For another, he insists that teaching well (and enjoying it) is as much about how teachers feel about themselves as it is about how many slick teaching techniques they can string together. He argues that it is important to develop a sense of oneself as a good teacher (particularly in increasingly difficult working conditions); and it is for this reason that the final part of this work is about career management and handling change. This is a book about doing teaching and being a teacher: about reducing the likelihood of burn-out and improving the chances of getting the psychic rewards that make teaching fulfilling. It is an optimistic book for teachers in universities, many of whom feel that opportunities for professional fulfilment are becoming frozen.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780335209309
(90mm x 60mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Open University Press
Publisher: Open University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Peter T. Knight
Assessment, Learning and Employability, Paperback (October 2003)
Clearly set out in three specific sections, this book argues that that existing grading practices cannot cope with the expectations laid upon them, while the potential of formative assessment for the support of learning is not fully realised, discusses how institutions need to respond in policy terms to the challenges that have been posed.
Small-scale Research, Paperback (November 2001)
Written with the needs of students uppermost, Small-Scale Research is a direct, comprehensive guide for students doing theses, dissertations, papers and projects. It systematically works through the central methods of inquiry and demonstrates the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches.
Interviewing for Social Scientists, Paperback (August 1999)» View all books by Peter T. Knight
Students at postgraduate, and increasingly at undergraduate, level are required to undertake research projects and interviewing is the most frequently used research method. This book covers all the issues that arise in interview work: theories of interviewing; design; application; and interpretation.
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Author Biography - Peter T. Knight
Peter Knight works in the Centre for Outcomes-based Education at the Open University, UK.
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