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Learning Development in Higher Education
 
 
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17 Nov 2010
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This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.


Description

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.


Reviews

'...Learning Development in Higher Education is a book that should be of interest to anyone in H.E...' -David Mathew, Journal of Pedagogic Development
 
'This book on learning development (LD) in higher education is all encompassing, being packed full of all that one could want to know about the topic...the book provides a very useful resource for those seeking to enhance the student experience in higher education and for those wanting to understand the field of LD.' - Glenda Crosling, Widening Participation and Lifelong Learning


Contents

PART I: DEFINING LEARNING DEVELOPMENT
What is Learning Development and How Has it Developed?; J.Hilsdon
Models of Learning Development in Higher Education Institutions; B.Glass & L.Murray
Is Learning Development part of the Problem?; A.Barlow, A.Philips & J.Ackroyd
Raising the Student Voice; S.Sinfield et al.
PART II: SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN TRANSITION
A PDP perspective on supporting students through transition into HE; C.Keenan
Learning Developers Supporting Early Student Transition; E.Foster, S.Lawther & J.McNeil
The Case for One to One Academic Advice for Students; J.Turner
The Assignment Success Programme; M.Sedgley
Enabling Transitions Through Inclusive Practice; V.Chapman
PART III: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC PRACTICES
Building Student Confidence in Maths and Numeracy; M.Gill & M.Greenhow
Negotiating and Nurturing: Challenging Staff and Student Perspectives of Academic Writing; R.Bell
Learning Resources That Students Will Use: Producing a Web Based Multimedia Resource to Improve Group Working Skills C.Elston, P.Hartley & J.Braham
The Student as Producer: Learning by Doing Research; A.Hagyard & S.Watling
Visualising Learning; P.Ridley
PART IV: STUDENTS AND TECHNOLOGY
When Worlds Collide: Learning Development and E-Learning; B.Glass, D.Holley & S.Sinfield
Defining and Supporting the New Digital Students; N.Currant, B.Currant, R.Whitfield & P.Hartley
The Focus of Attention: Distractions from Study for the Generation Y Student; K.Shahabudin
PART V: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE
Learning from the Past and Looking Into the Future; M.Verity & P.Trowler
Learning Development: Work in Progress; J.Hilsdon, C.Keenan & S.Sinfield

 


Authors

PETER HARTLEY is a National Teaching Fellow and Professor of Education Development in the Centre for Educational Development at the University of Bradford, UK.

JOHN HILSDON is a National Teaching Fellow and Head of Learning Development at the University of Plymouth, UK.

SANDRA SINFIELD is Co-ordinator for and Senior Lecturer in Learning Development at London Metropolitan University, UK.

CHRISTINE KEENAN is Learning and Teaching Fellow at Bournemouth University, UK.

MICHELLE VERITY is Head of Student Enterprise and Development at York St John University, UK.