Higher education practitioners, particularly those without a sound background in education as field of study, who wish to develop their teaching and assessment practices. This book is thus mainly written from a practical "how to" perspective. A wide range of topics related to education is dealt with – from the present legislative framework, through various aspects of teaching and learning to a consideration of assessment practices, curriculum design, web-based learning and the compilation of a teaching portfolio.
Chapter 1. Higher education in South Africa: context, mission and legislation
Chapter 2. Teaching and learning: establishing communities of inquiry and interpretation
Chapter 3. Enhancing teaching through an exploration of the biology of learning
Chapter 4. Cooperative learning
Chapter 5. The language of learning and teaching in higher education
Chapter 6. Learning from assessment
Chapter 7. Quality assurance of assessment in higher education
Chapter 8. The recognition of prior learning in higher education: new challenges for teaching and learning
Chapter 9. Programme development: a curriculum design perspective
Chapter 10. The design and development of a web-based learning environment
Chapter 11. Teaching portfolios
Appendix A: A summary of assessment methods
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