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Making Teaching Work

Making Teaching Work
Teaching Smarter in Post-Compulsory Education

August 2007 | 192 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
`This concise book is strongly recommended as an invaluable source both for new teachers and for their mentors who may be well experienced, but nevertheless glad of new ideas for coping with the demanding and fundamental shifts in how teaching is undertaken and assessed' - ESCaslate

Making Teaching Work provides a down-to-earth, jargon-free book for teaching staff in universities and colleges and includes reference to some of the best modern literature on assessment, teaching and feedback. By focusing on the learner in a variety of situations and contexts, the book explores how teachers can help learners to make learning happen.

The authors emphasize 'teaching smarter' - helping busy, hard-pressed teachers to increase the efficiency as well as effectiveness of their work. Written with both full-time and part-time staff in mind, the book allows teaching staff to balance the various tasks which make up their workload, including the increasing paperwork and administration they encounter whilst carrying out assessment, teaching and providing feedback to students.

The book addresses a wide range of aspects of assessment, learning and teaching in post-compulsory education including:

- how to provide a supportive learning environment - including online learning

- how to design and manage formative assessment and feedback

- how to support diverse students - including addressing and achieving student satisfaction.

- developing teaching - including lecturing, small-group teaching, supporting individual learning and dealing with disruptive students

- how to use research to improve teaching

- creatively designing curriculum

- promoting student employability

- broadening horizons - including widening and deepening participation

- addressing and achieving student satisfaction.

It is a self-sufficient and thought-provoking resource about teaching and learning for all practitioners in post-compulsory education.

Why teach smarter?
1: Beyond learning cycles and styles
2: Working with large groups
3: Working with small groups.
4: Dealing with disruptive students
5: Differentiation
6: Putting your best foot forward
7: Supporting individual learning and responding to learning needs
8: Managing assessment and feedback
9: Developing online learning
10: Addressing student satisfaction
Review and conclusions
References and further reading

Continuing course extension. Great reference

Miss CRUPA Mistry
Employability, Intraining
March 27, 2014

Another clear, concise text from Phil Race that gets straight to the point. An invaluable resource for both students and teachers

Mr Brian McGowan
Nursing , Ulster University
January 20, 2014

A very accessible book for those teaching in post compulsory education. A good chapter on disruptive learners and how to address this

Miss Antoinette Unsworth
teaching and learning, Michaeljohn Training
November 22, 2013

I found this very useful for my own practice, also shared it with students and colleagues completing a variety of courses.

Dr Kate D'Arcy
Dept of Applied Social Sciences, Bedfordshire University
December 17, 2012

Very useful and relevant for different types of teaching in higher education. Discusses small groups, large groups, online/distance learning, disruptive students, student satisfaction...

Mrs Judith Ridgley-Smith
School of Health, Northampton University
December 11, 2012

This text considers a good range of the practices required for teaching adults and it will be a text that we recommend to our DTLLS learners. I do feel that it misses out on differentiation, but overall well written.

Mr Derek Allford
Learning Centre, Business To Business (B2B)
October 12, 2012

Excellent, practical strategies

Ms Tina Duffy
Health and Social Care, NWRC
June 11, 2012

Focus and content fully reflects the title of the book - and encourages the reader to reflect on their current practices, as well as pass on hints and tips for situations not yet experienced

June 8, 2012

Easy read for learning students.

Miss Catherine Flint
Educational Foundations , Tameside College
May 3, 2012

This is good but is one of many which are chosen and will complement the recommended reading

Dr Sheila Cunningham
School of Health and Social Sciences, Middlesex University
March 14, 2012

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