Making Learning Happen
A Guide for Post-Compulsory Education
- Phil Race - Independent Consultant
In the age of digital communication, online learning and MOOCS, Higher Education Institutions need to be able to offer even more to their students.
Centred around Phil Race's well-known 'ripples on a pond' model, this accessible discussion of post-compulsory education identifies the fundamental factors underpinning successful learning and clearly shows you how to help students learn effectively.
Updates to this third edition include:
- practical ‘tips for students’ to help you engage your group
- discussion of four literacies students need
- comparative discussion of different forms of assessment
- increased coverage of peer observation and evidence-based practice
- advice on making lectures unmissable
- online resources including printable checklists for use in class
- link to a video interview with the author
This book is a valuable tool for lecturers and tutors in universities and colleges, post-16 teachers in secondary education, and educational managers. It also provides a useful resource for postgraduate students on higher and further education courses and staff development courses.
Phil Race gives keynotes on assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and runs interactive training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organizations throughout the UK and abroad.
This is a valuable asset to any library. It is easy to read and is written very clearly and understandable
This is an interesting book for those in post-compulsory settings, including teacher trainers in HE. It effectively promotes self-reflection on teaching styles and practices which may need to be updated and reviewed in the light of technological developments and the impact of social media.
This book has been recommended to our library to stock
An enjoyable text. Phil Race's explanations of learning and teaching are insightful and encourage practitioners to really consider the motivations behind their choice design and delivery decisions.
This is an excellent text for postgraduate masters and doctoral students who are involved in the practice of education or research focusing on education topics.
An absolute must - tool kit for both lecturers and students. A resource that may be dipped in to time and time again.
Building on the previous edition, this continues to be a must for novice and beginner lecturers. It's full of handy hints on how to engage students, and keeps you mindful on your reasons for wanting to work in education in the first place.
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This is a valuable book for my students studying for courses related to Mentorship and Practice Education. It guides students through teaching and learning in a digital age.
A really useful book for course leaders or module leaders.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Table 3.1-Putting learning outcomes to work
Fig 3.2-Start by thinking about evidence of achievement
Fig 4.5-Towards assessment as learning the ‘interrogation’ grid
Fig 5.5-Feedback Form On submitting your first essay on a course
Fig 5.6-Feedback Form Reflecting on tutor feedback on your essay
Fig 6.5-Student self-assessment checklist to use after a lecture
Fig 8.3-Example of an observation pro forma
Fig 8.4-Example of a simpler observation pro forma
Fig 8.5-Example of a formal record of an observation
Fig 8.6-Example of a self-reflective checklist
1.Tips for students - how to do uni (Chapter 1)
2. Tips for you, and your students - helping learners to make learning happen (C
3. Tips for students - using learning outcomes (Chapter 3)
4. Tips for students - assessments (Chapter 4)
5. Tips for students - making the most of your feedback (Chapter 5)
6. Tips for students - getting the most from lectures (Chapter 6)
7. Tips for students - getting the most from small-group learning (Chapter 7)
8. Tips for you, and your students - peer observation (Chapter 8)