|aInternational perspectives on teaching excellence in higher education :|bimproving knowledge and practice /|cedited by Alan Skelton.
|axii, 302 p. ;|c24 cm.
|aIncludes bibliographical references (p. -297) and index.
|a"With contributions from leading writers in the field, International Perspectives on Teaching Excellence in Higher Education adopts a critical approach in analysing pedagogical policy and practice. It explores conceptual, practical and strategic challenges faced by the 'worldwide excellence movement' and examines recent developments in a range of different countries such as Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, South Africa, the UK and the US."--BOOK JACKET.
|aSkelton, Alan Michael,|d1961-
|uhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0712/2007009651.html|3Table of contents only
There has been an explosion of interest in teaching excellence in higher education. Once labelled the ‘poor relation’ of the research/teaching divide, teaching is now firmly on the policy agenda; pressure on institutions to improve the quality of teaching has never been greater and significant funding seeks to promote teaching excellence in higher education institutions. This book constitutes the first serious scrutiny of how and why it should be achieved. International perspectives from educational researchers, award winning teachers, practitioners and educational developers consider key topics, including: policy initiatives research-led teaching teaching excellence and scholarship the significance of academic disciplines research into teaching excellence rewarding through promotion inclusive learning and ICT. Teaching Excellence in Higher Education provides a guide for all those supporting, promoting and trying to achieve teaching excellence in higher education and sets the scene for teaching excellence as a field for serious investigation and critical enquiry.