Student Learning: Improving Practice


Christopher Boyle (Editor)
Faculty of Education, Monash Universit, VIC 3800 Australia

Series: Education in a Competitive and Globalizing World
BISAC: EDU051000

This book brings together an exciting group of international academics who are experienced teachers from a diverse range of disciplines with the common link being the development of innovative pedagogy which will enhance the quality of the learning dynamic. Lecturing and teaching are both art forms, at least if it is done well, and these have to be cultivated and honed. Whether you are a student studying education as a teaching student, an experienced teacher in schools, or a lecturer at university, this publication has an eclectic and informative set of chapters which provide not only ideas but real case examples of how different teaching techniques can work with a diverse group of students with an age range from four to one hundred and four. The latest technological advances are discussed as well as making the most of the more traditional techniques. However, the key is to improve the learning and teaching capabilities of the student and lecturer, respectively.

No book is complete or can be regarded as the authority on any subject and this one does not profess to be. Continual improvement in our methods is a laudable goal in the academic profession and this book will afford the reader some excellent insights and discussion points which will aim to enhance the practice of teaching and thus the learning experience of our students. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – I Think That I Think I Know What I’m Doing: Improving Learning Through the use of Meta-Cognition
(Fraser Lauchlan, University of Strathclyde, UK)

Chapter 2 – Future Direction of Attribution Retraining for Students with Learning Difficulties: A Review
(Jemima Ellen Koles and Christopher Boyle, Monash University, Australia)

Chapter 3 – The 21st Century Law Student: The Lecture Room or the Mobile Phone?
(Tom Serby, Anglia Law School, Cambridge, UK)

Chapter 4 – The Creation and Implementation of Interactive Opportunities to Promote Learning between Lectures
(Jacqueline Carnegie, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Chapter 5 – A Design Framework for Enhancing On-Line Learning
(Wendy Fasso, Cecily Knight and Bruce Allen Knight, Central Queensland University, Australia, and others)

Chapter 6 – A Study of Factors Influencing Success in an Intro to English Linguistics
(Rebecca Babcock, Suzanne Rathbun, Jack Nichols, Julie McCown and Amanda McCain, UT Permian Basin, Odessa, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 7 – Supporting Student Learning through Collaborative Assessment Tasks
(Rosario Hernández, University College Dublin, Ireland)

Chapter 8 – Examining the Assessment Opportunities for Cultural Connectedness for Student Learning: A Sociocultural Analysis
(Val Klenowski, Stephen Connolly and Robert Funnell, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, and others)

Chapter 9 – Student Pathways to Global Citizenship
(Stephen Reysen and Iva Katzarska-Miller, Texas A&M University-Commerce, TX, USA, and others)

Chapter 10 – Action-Emotion Style, Test Anxiety And Resilience in Undergraduate Students
(Jesús de la Fuente, María Cardelle-Elawar, Paul Sander and David Putwain, University of Almería, Spain, and others)

Chapter 11 – Critical Thinking: Focal Point for a Culture of Inquiry
(David C. Johnsen, University of Iowa, IA, USA)



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