New innovations in teaching and learning in higher education

Claus Nygaard, John Branch, Paul Bartholomew, Anne Hørsted

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    Presents primary examples of innovative teaching and learning practices in higher education. The authors - scholars of teaching and learning from universities across the globe - all share the ambition to develop educational provisions to become much more learning-centered. Such learning-centeredness is key to quality enhancement of contemporary higher education and may be achieved with a variety of methods. The chapters document innovative teaching and learning practices within six areas: engaging students through practice; student-centered e-learning; technology for learning; simulation; effective transformation; curriculum innovations. The book is truly international, containing contributions from Australia, Denmark, England, Hong Kong, Qatar, Scotland, South Africa, Switzerland, Tasmania, Vietnam, and the USA. Although the educational context are very different across these countries, there appears to be a striking similarity in the approach to innovative teaching and learning - a similarity which also runs through the six areas of the book. Whether scholars of teaching and learning engage in simulations, e-learning, transformation or use of modern technologies, they work to empower students. It appears that the harmonization, and modularization of higher education have disentangled and disengaged students as they have been gradually transformed into customers. Luckily there is now a strong movement in higher education to give back agency to students and to center student learning. This book showcases primary examples from that movement as authors share new innovations in teaching and learning in higher education. Foreword -- A possible conceptualisation of innovative teaching and learning in higher education / Anne Hørsted, Paul Bartholomew, John Branch and Claus Nygaard. Section 1 Engaging students through practice : Engaging students through practice / Martin Eley, Sara James, Parminder Johal, Sarah Midford and Magas Pather -- Teaching business communication through collaborative project-based learning / Magas R. Pather -- Employer engagement: accounting standards in action / Parminder Johal -- Supervising research students using the "business applied research supervision" framework / Ann Brook and Martin Eley -- The art of seduction: designing innovative curriculum that engages and retains reluctant Bachelor of Arts students / Sarah Midford and Sara James. Section 2 Student-centered e-learning : Student-centered e-learning / Willie McGuire, Rhiannon Evans, Ming Li and Sarah Midford -- Revitalising the past: crafting a digital engagement model to innovate humanities curriculum / Sarah Midford and Rhiannon Evans -- MOOC --textgreater SPOC via F2F: it's a flipped hybrid, SPOC! / Willie McGuire -- Whiteboard animation: an innovative teaching and learning tool for flipped classrooms / Ming Li, Chi Wai and Wai Man Szeto. Section 3 Technology for learning : Technology for learning: something old, something borrowed, and something new / Christopher Klopper, Amy Gillett and Ghada Salama -- A new tool for improving learning in professional education programmes / Amy Gillett and Virginia Hamori-Ota -- Socrative: a "smart clicker" for teaching and assessing engineering students / Ghada Salama -- The influence of Web 2.0 on EFL-students' motivation and autonomous learner behaviour / Henriette van Rensburg and Nguyen Van Han -- Virtual reality in the classroom and the mandate to bring edutainment to adult learners / Christopher Klopper and Malcolm Burt. Section 4 Simulation : Stimulating critical thinking through simulation / Amanda Louw, Christopher Dawson, Amanda Andrews and Bernie St. Aubyn -- Court-proofing professional records: an innovative simulation teaching resource / Amanda Andrews and Bernie St. Aubyn -- High-fidelity simulation-based training in radiography / Amanda Louw -- A political solution to stimulate creative group work in a large class / Christopher Dawson. Section 5 Effective transformation : Changing frames of reference through effective transformation / Daniel Cermak-Sassenrath, Nancy H. Hensel, Kirsten Jack and Jeff Lewis -- Creative reflection: thoughts from two vocational programmes / Kirsten Jack and Jeffrey Lewis -- Course-based undergraduate research for student success and equity / Nancy H. Hensel -- From material construction to cognitive construction: on the roles of the artefact in the learning process / Daniel Cermak-Sessenrath. Section 6 Curriculum innovations : Collaboration as a vehicle to curriculum innovation / Rachid Bendriss, Reya Saliba, Malinda Hoskins Lloyd, Neil Ladwa and Jo-Ann Kelder -- Curriculum alignment: opportunities for cross-sector collaborations / Chinny Nzekwe-Excel and Neil Ladwa -- The flipped classroom: strategies for building students' information fluency in the ESL curriculum / Rachid Bendriss and Reya Saliba -- Student engagement, metacognition, and self-regulated learning in higher education: implementing interactive learning logs as a formative assessment technique / Malinda Hoskins Lloyd -- Embedding evaluation and scholarship into curriculum and teaching: the curriculum evaluation research framework / Jo-Anne Kelder and Andrea Carr.
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    Publication statusPublished (in print/issue) - 1 Jul 2018

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