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Understanding Learning and Teaching


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Teaching and learning in higher education
A model for understanding teaching and learning in higher education
Students' prior experience of learning
Students' perceptions of the learning situation
Students' approaches to learning
Students' learning outcomes
Experiences of teaching in higher education
Understanding learning and teaching
approaches to teaching inventory

About the Author

Michael Prosser is Professor and Director of the Academic Development Unit at La Trobe University in Australia. He has taught and researched in universities in the United Kingdom, Sweden, and Australia. He has been professionally engaged in research in teaching and learning in higher education for over 15 years. He taught physics in universities for over 25 years.

Keith Trigwell is Associate Professor and Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching at the University of Technology, Sydney. He taught chemistry to students at the University of Western Australia and the Open University in the UK before shifting to an academic development role with Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia in 1984. His research has focused on student learning, teaching and leadership in universities.


"Those who read this excellent book will have a firm foundation on which to debate the subject of punishment and formulate theirown views." - The Criminologist "It is the author's ability to build bridges between different theories, and between theories and their practical implications, that makes the book readable, stimulating and relevant for practitioners, academics andstudents alike, and ensures that it will be frequently used for many years by a wide range of readers." - British Journal of Social Work

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