A refreshing and invigorating exploration of what really matters and what really works in higher education teaching.
This book offers an insight into an area of higher education that has become more significant of late: the art of teaching. It focuses on the actual work of ‘teaching’ and gives thought-provoking and perceptive guidance on how to teach in a meaningful and engaging manner.
Written in an accessible style by an author with over 20 years’ teaching experience, Independent Thinking on Teaching in Higher Education doesn’t bamboozle with abstract terminology. Instead, Dr Erik Blair guides readers through topic-driven chapters that offer practical answers supported by rationales drawn from everyday experience. Alongside the core themes, he also provides bite-size ‘nuggets of wisdom’ that prompt readers to implement flexible and effective strategies as part of their practice.
Suitable for those new to teaching in higher education as well as more experienced practitioners who want to continue honing their craft, this book embraces teaching and learning as a personal and human activity – and encourages educators to reflect on how the suggested approaches can be applied in their particular teaching environment.