Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education

Cases on Quality Teaching Practices in Higher Education

Diane J. Salter (Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Canada)
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Release Date: March, 2013|Copyright: © 2013 |Pages: 454|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-4666-3661-3
ISBN13: 9781466636613|ISBN10: 1466636610|EISBN13: 9781466636620
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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.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Approaches and Perceptions of Teaching
  • Best-Practice in Teaching and Learning
  • Globalization of the University
  • International Perspectives on Teaching
  • Leadership in Teaching and Learning
  • Pedagogically Sound Use of Technology

Reviews and Testimonials

This compilation will be a valuable addition to the library in any learning and teaching centre as well as an academic source for teaching a graduate course in practices and principles of university teaching. It will also serve as an effective ‘go-to’ resource for university instructors at all levels who wish to adopt a more student-focused approach to teaching with the goal of facilitating deeper learning in their students. This I would argue is a most important objective for educators and education in these changing times in the twenty-first century.

– Catherine Chiappetta-Swanson - Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, Canada

For undergraduate and graduate education students, professors, and faculty developers, Salter (teaching and learning, Kwantlen Polytechnic U., Canada) collects 20 case studies showing examples of quality teaching practices in universities, the pedagogical use of technology, and implications for the association between research and teaching. She draws on her research project of faculty and leaders from universities in North America, Hong Kong, the UK, New Zealand, and Australia, who share examples of teaching in the social sciences, medical education, and neuroscience, as well as topics like problem solving, procedural learning, mindfulness, research-inspired teaching and teaching-inspired research, and inquiry, followed by a section of institutional case studies related to peer review, learning communities, national awards, leadership capacity development, professional development, action research, assessment, online resources, and the global university, interdisciplinarity, and innovative pedagogies. Her research project and a student-centered framework for quality teaching are discussed in two introductory chapters.

– Annotation ©2013 Book News Inc. Portland, OR

Recommended-The book covers issues related to teaching excellence, changes and paradigm shifts in teaching culture of higher education institutions, leadership capability building initiatives, enhancement of teaching and learning, and teaching awards and recognition programs at national level and at universities of different sizes and scope around the world.[...] I would recommend this book for faculty interested in improving their teaching strategies and those organizing or leading university offices/programs of faculty rewards and recognition.

– Dina Vyortkina,Florida State University College of Education, USA

Edited by the Vice Provost of Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic-University in British Columbia, Canada, these 22 chapters authored by 33 scholars and practitioners in the field of higher education provide concrete examples of best practices in teaching and learning at individual and institutional levels. The authors provide materials that can inspire, and also that can be recreated, adapted, and excerpted for one’s own classroom, department, or institution.

– Sara Marcus, American Reference Books Annual

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Author(s)/Editor(s) Biography

Dr. Diane Salter, PhD, MSc, BSc, is Vice Provost, Teaching and Learning at Kwantlen Polytechnic University in British Columbia, Canada. Her previous positions include: Associate Professor and Academic Staff Development Program Lead, Centre for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL), at the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, PRC; Dean of the Centre for Curriculum and Faculty Development at Sheridan Institute for Technology and Advanced Learning, Ontario, Canada; Assistant Research Professor at the University of Waterloo in the Centre for Leaning and Teaching with Technology, Canada; Assistant Professor University of Toronto, Canada. She has taught extensively internationally in curriculum development including conducting workshops and consulting in Australia, Austria, USA, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Macau, Hong Kong, and China. Diane was a co-recipient of the Ron Harden Innovation in Medical Education (RHIME) Award, for the curriculum developed for the special study module, ‘Pen, Brush and Camera’ (with Prof. Li Chong Chan and Dr. Julie Chen). Diane has over 20 years of experience in teaching and academic development in international institutions. Dr Salter has published over 75 items including book chapters, journal articles, and conference proceedings.