There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning.
This book demonstrates various ways to engage students and offers techniques to enhance teaching practice, focusing on particular challenges such as large group teaching, increasing attendance and engagement, and successful professional development. All the contributors have current experience of teaching in a business school, allowing them to offer honest, personal assessments of what is effective in practice. Chapters address specific topics such as technology enhanced learning, while useful 'thoughts' provide creative and innovative suggestions on improving participation and outcomes.
Learning and Teaching in Higher Education will be an important resource for those teaching in a business school setting, as well as having significant value to anyone teaching in higher education more generally.
'This is an intensely practical and practice-inspired book aimed at the new, and not so new, HE instructor. Illustrations, thoughts, reflections and tips for the practitioner are generously provided throughout. Old and new tools and techniques, from storytelling to the virtual classroom, are brought to life; challenging and encouraging the reader to broaden their practice.'
– Ann Davis, University of Sydney, Australia
'This conversational collection offers an array of practical tips, personal anecdotes and examples for teaching in business and management contexts. Lecturers who are new to teaching will no doubt find it very useful to get started, while more experienced colleagues may want to dip into it for fresh ideas.'
– Alison James, University of Winchester, UK
'This is an essential resource for anyone teaching and supporting learning in a business school. The variety and richness of practical approaches, pedagogic reflections and initiatives presented in the context of business and management education is simply outstanding. Well done for this must-read collection of inspirational ideas and tried and tested approaches that will inspire us all to get more creative in the business classroom.'
– Sally Everett, King's College London, UK
Contributors: M. Al Mahameed, P. Albores-Barajas, B. Arora, I. Basioudis, A. Beltagui, S. Bhattacharya, M. Butler, D. Cash, C. Chapman, E. Clarke, K. Daniels, M. Davies, C. Elliott, S. Finley, K. Glanfield, J. Guest, C. Jones, B. Kazmi, C. Kerridge, P. Koornhof, M. Kozlovskaya, A. Lindon, K. Lines, A. McPherson, U. Ogwude, M. Olczak, C. Owen, G. Patel, G. Ravishankar, U. Riaz, O. Rodríguez-Espindola, K. Schofield, A. Shaw-Mellors, J. Taylor, R. Terry, N. Theodorakopoulos.
Edited by Kathy Daniels, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Caroline Elliott, Deputy Dean, Simon Finley, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and Colin Chapman, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Aston Business School, UK.