15 Learning Theories: In his blog Steve Wheeler takes us through 15 learning theories that help shape the practice and thinking of todays teachers.

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: Seven research-based principles for smart teaching. Jossey-Bass. (Available to read online Unitec library ebook)

"One book I have had recommended to me that I thought would have been ideal for the GDHE introductory course was "How Learning Works - Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching" by Susan Ambrose.  We have an electronic copy in our library.

It is a really simple introduction to the subject and I thought it covered everything that I had learnt in the initial course." Hugh Wilson, GDHE student.

In at the Deep End

One way or another, many colleagues start their teaching careers in higher
education by getting ‘thrown in at the deep end’.

For many, within weeks or days of taking up their posts, there are lectures to be
given, or tutorials to run, or seminars to lead, or marking of students’ work to be
done. Sometimes they face one or more of these prospects without having had any
opportunity to learn how to tackle such challenges. Relevant staff development
opportunities may indeed exist, but not always in time for those critical first
experiences of teaching or assessing.

My aim in this booklet is to help you to cope well with those first few critical
elements of your work in teaching in higher education. I hope, however, that this
booklet will then continue to be helpful as you venture further into your teaching.

Signposts   An Ako Aotearoa publication to support new teachers in higher education.

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