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Supporting Student Learning : Case Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education - Glenda Crosling

Supporting Student Learning

Case Studies, Experience and Practice from Higher Education

By: Glenda Crosling (Editor), Graham Webb (Editor)

Paperback Published: 1st April 2002
ISBN: 9780749435356
Number Of Pages: 207

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This is an accessible guide to some best practice on learning environments and student support from around the world.The book covers issues relating to ancillary support, academic support and student support. It enables readers to develop an insight into the backgrounds, understandings and pressures on today's students, and will help develop an appreciation of the critical issues for both students and their teachers and support staff when seeking to maximize the learning experience. The wide range of informative case studies highlight the need for teachers in Higher Education to be aware of the learning environment in terms of their student's needs. A vital book for anyone concerned with the effectiveness of their teaching, and the quality of their students' learning, it will be of interest to teachers, student affairs and retention professionals.

Contributorsp. ix
Introducing Student Learning Supportp. 1
Relating to Students
Mentoring Rosiep. 17
The Heart and the Machinep. 25
Doing it Hardp. 34
The Personal is the Professionalp. 41
Intercultural Inexperiencep. 49
Freedom to Failp. 57
Lovely ShirLeyp. 64
Dilemma for Twop. 72
Developing Students' Academic Skills
I Can Only Do it With Aspirinp. 81
Accounting?: I Can Do Thatp. 88
What's Information Literacy?p. 96
How Can We Reach Them?p. 104
Reading for Lifep. 111
Back on Course--But ...p. 119
Barriers or Bridges?p. 126
Taking the Initiative: From Academic Survival to Academic Successp. 134
Working with Staff
Letter of the Lawp. 145
Academic Friend or Foe?p. 153
Generalizing the Genericp. 162
The Golden Trianglep. 170
Conclusion
Dimensions of Sstudent Learning Supportp. 179
Further readingp. 187
Indexp. 193
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ISBN: 9780749435356
ISBN-10: 0749435356
Series: Case Studies of Teaching in Higher Education Series
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 207
Published: 1st April 2002
Publisher: Kogan Page Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.33
Edition Number: 1