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Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education

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Although educators continue to face the issue of maintaining quality teaching practices, academic managers and educational developers face significant challenges when changing in higher education teaching strategies. Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education presents international case studies of individual approaches and institutional examples to benefit teachers at the individual level as well as institutional leaders involved in change. This publication is suitable for both undergraduate and graduate level courses in education related best practices in pedagogy, innovation in the use of technology, and the future direction of universities in the advancement of teaching practices.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. List of Reviewers
  5. Dedication
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
    1. STRUCTURE OF THE BOOK
  8. Acknowledgment
  9. Section 1: Introduction and Background Research
    1. Chapter 1: Perceptions and Approaches to Teaching of Award-Winning Teachers at Research Intensive Universities Internationally
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. RESULTS
      5. APPROACHES TO USING TECHNOLOGY IN TEACHING AND LEARNING
      6. IDEAS ABOUT STAFF DEVELOPMENT
      7. IDEAS ABOUT RESEARCH TEACHING NEXUS
      8. DISCUSSION AND EDUCATIONAL IMPLICATIONS
    2. Chapter 2: Quality Teaching Quality Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. A MODEL OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
      4. TEACHERS APPROACHES TO TEACHING
      5. TEACHING AND LEARNING
      6. IMPLICATIONS FOR TEACHING RECOGNITION AND REWARD
  10. Section 2: Case Studies from Award Winning Teachers
    1. Chapter 3: Quality Teaching in the Social Sciences
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. WHAT SHOULD STUDENTS LEARN IN SOCIOLOGY?
      5. PEDAGOGY
      6. THE STUDENT LEARNING JOURNEY
      7. RESEARCH SKILLS
      8. ASSESSMENT
      9. EVALUATION AND REFLECTION
      10. CONCLUSION
    2. Chapter 4: Life at the Research-Teaching Nexus
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. FOUR STRATEGIES FOR LINKING TEACHING AND RESEARCH
      5. CASE DESCRIPTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    3. Chapter 5: Using Technology in Learning and Teaching
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CHOOSING TECHNOLOGIES FOR TEACHING1
      5. CASE 1
      6. CASE 2
      7. CASE 3
      8. CASE 4
      9. CASE 5
      10. CASE 6
      11. REFLECTIONS AND IMPLICATIONS
      12. CONCLUSION
    4. Chapter 6: Applying Technology in a Classroom Setting, where Procedural Learning is the Focus
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 7: White Coat Warm heART
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. “LEARNING TO LOOK” CLINICALLY
      3. BUILDING BRIDGES
      4. TO COPE OR NOT TO COPE
      5. DEATH BY POWERPOINT
      6. DOCTOR AS ARTIST
      7. FINAL COMMENTARY
    6. Chapter 8: Mindfulness to Enhance Teaching and Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. WHAT IS MINDFULNESS?
      3. MINDFULNESS IN PROBLEM-BASED LEARNING (PBL) TUTORIALS
      4. MINDFULNESS IN CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT
      5. CONCLUDING REMARKS
    7. Chapter 9: Research-Inspired Teaching and Teaching-Inspired Research
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. RESEARCH THAT HAS INSPIRED MY TEACHING
      4. TEACHING
      5. TEACHING AND LEARNING RESEARCH
      6. INSTITUTIONAL RECOGNITION OF TEACHERS
      7. FUTURE PROJECTS
    8. Chapter 10: Inquiring Minds in Undergraduate Instruction
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ORGANIZATIONAL BACKGROUND
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. LEARNING THEORIES: FROM BEHAVIORIST BEGINNINGS TO THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF KNOWLEDGE
      5. CASE DESCRIPTION: AN AWARD WINNING PROFESSOR’S TEACHING PHILOSOPHY AND APPROACH
      6. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION
      7. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      8. A FINAL WORD
  11. Section 3: Institutional Case Studies that Support Excellence in Teaching
    1. Chapter 11: 3M Fellows Making a Mark in Canadian Higher Education
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. HISTORY OF THE ORIGINS OF THE 3M NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
      3. THE SELECTION PROCESS
      4. THE 3M COHORT
      5. IMPACT OF THE 3M NATIONAL TEACHING FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
      6. SUMMARY
    2. Chapter 12: Fostering Scholarly Approaches to Peer Review of Teaching in a Research-Intensive University
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CONTEXT FOR PRT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
      4. CONTEMPORARY APPROACHES TO THE EVALUATION OF TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      5. SCHOLARLY APPROACHES TO PRT IN RESEARCH-INTENSIVE UNIVERSITIES
      6. UBC INITIATIVE: PRT LEADERS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
      7. FRAMEWORKS FOR SCHOLARLY APPROACHES TO PRT AT UBC
      8. EXAMPLES OF DATA USED FOR SUMMATIVE PRT
      9. SAMPLE CRITERIA FOR SUMMATIVE PRT
      10. SAMPLE STANDARDS FOR SUMMATIVE PRT
      11. SAMPLE PROTOCOL FOR SUMMATIVE PRT
      12. WORKING EXAMPLE REPORT TEMPLATE FOR A SUMMATIVE PRT
      13. UBC PRT INITIATIVE: IMPLEMENTATION EXPERIENCES AND ON-GOING SCHOLARSHIP
      14. DISCUSSION
    3. Chapter 13: Developing Scholarly Teaching at a Research University
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. FACULTY LEARNING COMMUNITIES
      4. GRADUATE STUDENT LEARNING COMMUNITIES
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES, DISCUSSION, AND INSIGHTS
    4. Chapter 14: Motivating Teaching Excellence
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. METHODOLOGY
      4. FINDINGS
      5. CONCLUSION
    5. Chapter 15: Changing Culture
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND CONTEXT
      4. RATIONALE: FOCUS ON DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP CAPACITY
      5. THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS
      6. METHOD
      7. THE FACULTY SCHOLARS PROGRAM
      8. LEADERSHIP CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK (LCDF)
      9. OTHER KEY ACTIVITIES
      10. NEW DIRECTIONS FOR LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER EDUCATION
      11. CONCLUSION
    6. Chapter 16: Getting the Context Right for Quality Teaching and Learning
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND
      3. PRINCIPLES
      4. PLANNING
      5. IMPLEMENTATION
      6. OUTCOMES
      7. THE PROGRAM REVITALISATION PROJECT (PRP)
      8. CONCLUSION: LESSONS LEARNED
    7. Chapter 17: Achieving Excellence in Teaching
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      6. CONCLUSION
    8. Chapter 18: Pedagogical Action Research
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. BACKGROUND OF THE HISTORY OF THE TEACHING/INSTITUTIONAL SCENARIO
      3. SETTING THE STAGE
      4. CASE DESCRIPTION
      5. CURRENT CHALLENGES FACING THE ORGANIZATION AND PROPOSED SOLUTIONS
    9. Chapter 19: The Single Most Consequential Thing We Do in Universities
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND, MOTIVATION, AND EVOLUTION
      4. TEACHING ASSESSMENT TO NEW ACADEMICS
      5. EVALUATION OF THE ASSESSMENT SESSIONS
    10. Chapter 20: Reflections on the Role of Self-Paced, Online Resources in Higher Education or How YouTube is Teaching Me How to Knit
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. PREAMBLE
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. CLASSROOM FLIPPING
      5. CASE STUDY
      6. REFLECTION
      7. RECOMMENDATIONS
    11. Chapter 21: Defining University Teaching Excellence in a Globalized Profession
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. ISSUES AND EXAMPLES
      3. CONCLUSION
    12. Chapter 22: Assembling the Global University
      1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. INTERDISCIPLINARY TEACHING AND LEARNING
      4. IMPLICATIONS FOR INSTITUTIONAL CHANGE
  12. Compilation of References
  13. About the Contributors