9.1 Class teaching

The first books listed are practical, containing a number of simple 'hints and tips'. Preparing to teach contextualises these tips to some extent with ideas about theories of learning.

Gibbs, G and Habeshaw, T (1992), Preparing to teach: an introduction to effective teaching in higher education, Technical & Educational Services Ltd, Bristol, pp255. LB2393 G43

Habeshaw, S, Habeshaw, T and Gibbs, G (1992), 53 interesting things to do in your seminars and tutorials, Technical and Educational Services, Bristol, pp136. LB1032 H11 

For those of you wishing to do so, the following two books will allow you to reflect deeper on various aspects of teaching in higher education:

  • Moore, S, Walsh, G and Risquez, A (2007), Teaching at College and University (Open Up Study Skills), Maidenhead: Open University, pp168. LB2331 M82
  • Fry, H, Ketteridge, S and Marshall, S (eds) (2009), A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice, London: Routledge, pp544. LB2331 H23

For more on running discursive classes see:

Brookfield, Stephen D and Preskill, Stephen (1999), Discussion as a way of teaching: tools and techniques for university teachers, Open University Press, Buckingham, pp191. LB2393.5 B87

For ideas on alternative ways of teaching quantitative subjects see the Higher Education Academy Subject Centres for Economics (www.heacademy.ac.uk/organisations/detail/WPRS/Economics|) and Mathematics (www.mathstore.ac.uk|) and the Math Centre (www.mathcentre.ac.uk|). 

For some detailed guidance on assessment, and in particular essay marking, see:  

Brown,G, Bull, J and Pendlebury, M. (1997), Assessing student learning in higher education, Routledge, London, pp317, in particular Chapter 5, 'Assessing Essays'. LB2367.G7 B87

Campbell, A and Norton, L (2007) Learning, Teaching and Assessing in Higher Education: Developing Reflective Practice, Exeter: Learning Matters Ltd, pp176. LB2331 L43