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Inspiring Academics: Learning with the World's Great University Teachers / Edition 1

Inspiring Academics: Learning with the World's Great University Teachers / Edition 1

by Iain Hay
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Inspiring Academics draws on the experience and expertise of award-winning university teachers to help identify the approaches and strategies that lead to exemplary teaching practice. It is structured around five core themes: inspiring teaching, developing quality curricula, assessment for independent learning, student development and scholarship. Whilst celebrating individual teaching success, the book draws out core strategies which can be developed and replicated by others and which are not simply dependent on personal charisma and dynamism. Contributors reflect on approaches and initiatives that did not work for them, thus highlighting the inherent messiness and complexity of teaching and the difficulties of providing a blueprint for success.


Gerlese Åkerlind, Donna Boyd, Ian Cameron, Jane Dahlstrom, Brian Detweiler-Bedell, Jerusha Detweiler-Bedell, Lisa Emerson, Sally Fincher, Rhona Free, Iain Hay, Mick Healey, Welby Ings, David Kahane, Sally Kift, Dennis Krebs, TA Loeffler, Ursula Lucas, Roger Moltzen, Bernard Moss, Kate Regan, Wendy Rogers, Peter Schwartz, Fred Singer, Michael Wesch, Carl Wieman, Susan Wurtele.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780335237425
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date: 03/28/2011
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Iain Hay is Professor of Geography at Flinders University, Australia. He received the prestigious Prime Minister's Award for Australian University Teacher of the Year in 2007. He has held visiting appointments at the Universities of Edinburgh, Auckland, Kentucky and Manchester.

Table of Contents

Opening doors

Part 1: Approaches to teaching that influence, motivate and inspire students to learn

Mindfulness and presence in teaching and learning
The art of loving and learning: Erich Fromm and the learning (of) transformation
I teach as the mountains teach me
The what, why and how of inspiring learning
Your skin or mine? A living drama in interprofessional education

Part 2: Developing curricula and resources that reflect a command of the field

The meaning and evolution of teaching excellence: A 'radical' case study from Radford University, Virginia
No magic needed: Designing instruction for learning - a case study
On scholarly teaching - a personal account
Destinations and pathways: The curriculum challenge

Part 3: Approaches to assessment and feedback that foster independent learning

An assortment of small anomalies
Beyond the classroom walls: Using assessment strategies to foster independent learning
In the lion's den: teaching and assessing medical ethics
Upgrading teaching and assessment in a traditional medical course

Part 4: Respecting and supporting the development of students as individuals

"I am a writer": Unlocking fear and releasing possibility in the classroom
Seeing the tree in the midst of the forest: Respecting and supporting the development of students as individuals
A classroom of colleagues
Extending the reach of higher education inside and outside the classroom
Personalizing the student experience

Part 5: Scholarly activities that influence and enhance learning and teaching

Exploring the 'inner' and 'outer' worlds: Steps along a scholarly journey
Integrating a sustainable academic career around scholarly learning and teaching activities
Useful sharing
Excellence in scholarship in teaching: Some reflections
From fear to flourish

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