'This book is a sophisticated and insightful conceptualization of outcomes-based learning developed from the concept of constructive alignment. The first author has already made a significant contribution to the scholarship and practice of teaching and learning in universities! Together with the second author, there is now added richness through the practical implementation and practices. The ideas in this book are all tried and shown to contribute to more successful learning experience and outcome for students' - Denise Chalmers, Carrick Institute of Education, Australia. "Teaching for Quality Learning at University" focuses on implementing a constructively aligned outcomes-based model at both classroom and institutional level.The theory, which is now used worldwide as a framework for good teaching and assessment, is shown to: assist university teachers who wish to improve the quality of their own teaching, their students' learning and their assessment of learning outcomes; aid staff developers in providing support for teachers; and, provide a framework for administrators interested in quality assurance and enhancement of teaching across the whole university. The book's "how to" approach addresses several important issues: designing high level outcomes, the learning activities most likely to achieve them in small and large classes, and appropriate assessment and grading procedures. It is an accessible, jargon-free guide to all university teachers interested in enhancing their teaching and their students' learning, and for administrators and teaching developers who are involved in teaching-related decisions on an institution-wide basis. The authors have also included useful web links to further material.
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John Biggs held academic posts at the University of New England, NSW, Monash University, Melbourne and the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada before being appointed Professor of Education at the University of Newcastle, NSW, then Professor of Education at the University of Hong Kong. He retired early to develop his work on constructive alignment and to write fiction. He returned to Hong Kong in 1999, this time to the Department of Psychology and is currently Honorary Professor in that Department.
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Book Description Open University Press, 2008. Book Condition: Good. 2nd Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88140912