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Learning and Teaching in Higher Education

Perspectives from a Business School Edited by Kathy Daniels, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Caroline Elliott, Deputy Dean, Simon Finley, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching and Colin Chapman, Associate Dean, Learning and Teaching, Aston Business School, UK
There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning.
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Publication Date: October 2019
ISBN: 978 1 78897 507 0
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  • Business and Management
  • Management and Universities
  • Management Education
  • Teaching Methods in Business and Management
  • Education
  • Management and Universities
  • Management Education
  • Teaching and Learning
  • Teaching Methods in Business and Management
  • Qualitative Teaching Methods
There is often little guidance available on how to teach in universities, despite there being increasing pressure to raise teaching standards, as well as no official requirement for academics to have any specific teaching qualification in many countries. This invaluable book comprehensively addresses this issue, providing an overview of teaching in a business school that covers all stages of student learning.

The book demonstrates various ways to engage students and offers techniques to enhance teaching practice, focusing on particular challenges such as large group teaching, increasing attendance and engagement, and successful professional development. All the contributors have current experience of teaching in a business school, allowing them to offer honest, personal assessments of what is effective in practice. Chapters also address specific topics such as technology enhanced learning, and provide creative and innovative suggestions on improving participation and outcomes. ‘Thoughts’ are included throughout that provide suggestions of how to teach effectively in many different situations.

While this book will of course be an important resource for those teaching in a business school setting, much of the material is more broadly applicable and will also have significant value to anyone teaching in higher education, as well as those teaching business at a further education level.
‘This is an intensely practical and practice-inspired book aimed at the new, and not so new, HE instructor. Illustrations, thoughts, reflections and tips for the practitioner are generously provided throughout. Old and new tools and techniques, from storytelling to the virtual classroom, are brought to life; challenging and encouraging the reader to broaden their practice.’
– Ann Davis, University of Sydney, Australia

‘This conversational collection offers an array of practical tips, personal anecdotes and examples for teaching in business and management contexts. Lecturers who are new to teaching will no doubt find it very useful to get started, while more experienced colleagues many want to dip into it for fresh ideas.’
– Alison James, University of Winchester, UK

‘This is an essential resource for anyone teaching and supporting learning in a business school. The variety and richness of practical approaches, pedagogic reflections and initiatives presented in the context of business and management education is simply outstanding. Well done for this must-read collection of inspirational ideas and tried and tested approaches that will inspire us all to get more creative in the business classroom.’
– Sally Everett, King's College London, UK
Contributors include: M. Al Mahameed, P. Albores-Barajas, B. Arora, I. Basioudis, A. Beltagui, S. Bhattacharya, M. Butler, D. Cash, C. Chapman, E. Clarke, K. Daniels, M. Davies, C. Elliott, S. Finley, K. Glanfield, J. Guest, C. Jones, B. Kazmi, C. Kerridge, P. Koornhof, M. Kozlovskaya, A. Lindon, K. Lines, A. McPherson, U. Ogwude, M. Olczak, C. Owen, G. Patel, G. Ravishankar, U. Riaz, O. Rodríguez-Espindola, K. Schofield, A. Shaw-Mellors, J. Taylor, R. Terry, N. Theodorakopoulos
Contents:

Preface

Foreword

Introduction
1. Theorising about learning and knowing
Keith Schofield

Engaging Students
2. How to engage students
Alison Lindon and Michael Butler

3. Icebreakers for business school students
Ilias Basioudis

Thought 1
Alison Lindon and Michael Butler

4. Trumping Truancy: Maintaining student attendance and engagement
Gayatri Patel

Thought 2
Kathy Daniels

5. Helping our students to think critically
Elaine Clarke

Thought 3
Daniel Cash

6. How to introduce and integrate creativity
Bimal Arora

7. How to invigorate group presentations
Matthew Olczak

Thought 4
Gayatri Patel

8. Bridging the Gap: Writing in Higher Education
Daniel Cash

Enhancing Teaching Practice
9. Getting the most out of large group teaching
Caroline Elliott and Jon Guest

10. Storytelling as a technique for teaching
Sudeshna Bhattacharya

Thought 5
Geetha Ravishankar

11. Experiential learning: Use of business simulations
Clive Kerridge

Thought 6
Kris Lines

12. How to do a confident presentation
Chris Jones

Thought 7
Caroline Elliott and Jon Guest

13. Making teaching relevant for the business student
Kathy Daniels

14. Problem based learning
Chris Owen

Thought 8
Alison McPherson

15. Teaching students struggling because English is not their first language
Pieter Koornhof

16. How to teach students from a range of different countries
Uche Ogwude

Thought 9
Matthew Olczak

17. Teaching small groups
Alison McPherson

Technology Enhanced Learning
18. Technology enhanced learning activities and student participation
Bahar Kazmi and Umair Riaz

Thought 10
Elaine Clarke

19. Cultivating students’ digital literacy
Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Oscar Rodríguez-Espindola, Ahmad Beltagui and Pavel Albores-Barajas

Thought 11
Uche Ogwude

20. Designing and teaching an online module
Jon Taylor, Richard Terry and Matt Davies

Thought 12
Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Oscar Rodríguez-Espindola, Ahmad Beltagui and Pavel Albores-Barajas

21. Successful teaching in virtual classrooms
Richard Terry, Jon Taylor and Matt Davies

Thought 13
Soumyadeb Chowdhury, Oscar Rodríguez-Espindola, Ahmad Beltagui and Pavel Albores-Barajas

22. Managing online learning
Nicholas Theodorakopoulos,

Teaching Content
23. The use of short in-class games
Jon Guest, Maria Kozlovskaya and Matthew Olczak

24. Teaching maths to non-mathematical standards
Geetha Ravishankar

Thought 14
Pieter Koornhof

25. How to embed CSR in teaching
Muhammed Al Mahameed and Umair Riaz

26. Teaching Law to business students
Adam Shaw-Mellors and Pieter Koornhof

Thought 15
Adam Shaw-Mellors

27. Practitioner module partnership and sponsorship
Keith Glanfield

Assessment
28. Demystifying the assessment criteria
Gayatri Patel

Thought 16
Bimal Arora

29. Using posters in academic assessments
Kris Lines

30. Writing effective multiple choice questions
Simon Finley

Thought 17
Kathy Daniels

31. Peer assessment
Elaine Clarke

32. Providing effective feedback
Jon Guest

Index