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Learning Together

Author : Nancy Falchikov
ISBN : 9781134672943
Genre : Education
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The number of students in higher education has expanded dramatically in recent years, but funding has not kept pace with this growth. The result is less contact time for lecturers and their students, and corresponding worries about how the quality of teaching and learning can be improved. Peer tutoring is one method which is growing in popularity, and has already proved successful in a number of countries. This book provides an introduction to the methods and practice of peer tutoring focusing on how to set up schemes and how to cope with common problems. It discusses the theory behind this form of learning and the beneficial effects associated with it. Summaries are included at the end of each chapter.

Mentoring And Tutoring By Students

Author : Sinclair Goodlad
ISBN : 0749425598
Genre : Education
File Size : 88. 23 MB
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Schemes involving students as tutors are in place in many countries. This work aims to stimulate and encourage the use of an educational technique through which teachers in tertiary and secondary education can amplify and extend their influence - through the deployment of students as tutors.

Effective Peer Tutoring In Further And Higher Education

Author : Keith J. Topping
ISBN : 0946815291
Genre : Group work in education
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Students As Tutors And Mentors

Author : Sinclair Goodlad
ISBN : 0749417927
Genre : Education
File Size : 67. 99 MB
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Rethinking Assessment In Higher Education

Author : David Boud
ISBN : 9781134152155
Genre : Education
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Assessment is a value-laden activity surrounded by debates about academic standards, preparing students for employment, measuring quality and providing incentives. There is substantial evidence that assessment, rather than teaching, has the major influence on students’ learning. It directs attention to what is important and acts as an incentive for study. This book revisits assessment in higher education, examining it from the point of view of what assessment does and can do and argues that assessment should be seen as an act of informing judgement and proposes a way of integrating teaching, learning and assessment to better prepare students for a lifetime of learning. It is essential reading for practitioners and policy makers in higher education institutions in different countries, as well as for educational development and institutional research practitioners.

Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement

Author : Nancy Falchikov
ISBN : 9781134395750
Genre : Education
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The assessment of students an activity central to the role of any professional in further and higher education, and is an area that is the subject of constant innovation and debate. This book provides a scholarly account of the many facets of assessment, with a particular focus on student involvement. Peer and self-assessment are powerful assessment tools to add to the existing tutor-based methods of assessment and feedback, and this book is a comprehensive guide to the the methods and issues involved. Practical and accessible in style, yet grounded in research and rich in evidence-based material, Improving Assessment Through Student Involvement will be valued by all FE or HE professionals wanting to enhance both the effectiveness and quality of their assessment methods.

Peer Assisted Learning In Academic Libraries

Author : Erin Rinto
ISBN : 9781440846892
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
File Size : 90. 30 MB
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Written specifically for academic librarians and library administrators, this book identifies the myriad benefits of peer-assisted learning, exploring how the implementation of peer-assisted learning benefits information literacy instruction, cocurricular outreach, and reference services. • Introduces readers to a well-established and effective practice in higher education and demonstrates how it can be used in library-initiated programs • Provides the means to extend library staff resources by incorporating student employees in instruction, outreach, and reference services • Supplies practical examples—complete with assessments, administrative justifications and lessons learned—for training and assessing student peer mentors • Offers justification for how peer-assisted learning programs provide student employees with rewarding and enriching opportunities that can benefit them academically, personally, and professionally

Reward Management

Author : Geoff White
ISBN : 9781134643264
Genre : Business & Economics
File Size : 81. 8 MB
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There have been fundamental changes in renumeration practices in the UK over the last quarter century, with a substantial decline in collective bargaining as the major method of pay determination and the growth of more individualistic systems based on employee performance, skills or competency. This new text, which includes chapters by major UK academics and consultants who are specialists in the reward management field, is the first to adopt a critical and theoretical approach to these changes in reward systems. It covers the Institute of Personnel and Development's reward syllabus but, unlike other reward books, takes a thematic and theoretical approach to the material.

Inspiration Is An Active Process

Author : Neal Whitman
ISBN : UOM:39015041122121
Genre : Medical
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Cooperative Learning For Higher Education Faculty

Author : Barbara J. Millis
ISBN : UOM:39015040042627
Genre : Education
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This practical, how-to book on co-operative learning is designed to serve as a resource for faculty members at colleges and universities. It offers an overview of the co-operative learning process, including its rationale, its research base, its value, and its practical implementation. The authors also describe a variety of approaches to co-operative learning drawn from complementary movements such as classroom research, writing across-the-curriculum, computer technology and critical thinking. They begin with a basic structure for implementing a co-operative learning programme, then move progressively through more complex activities. Numerous examples of actual co-operative learning programmes are included which span a wide variety of disciplines. These examples underscore how a successful programme can bolster student achievement, increase self-esteem, and foster the spirit of teamwork. This book should appeal to those new to the cooperative learning process, as well as to established practitioners in the field.

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