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Higher Education

Our Higher Education books provide a scholarly and practical entry point for academics into key areas of higher education practice. All the books are informed by recent research, critiqued by the authors, and raise critical questions for practice. They explore individual topics or issues in depth, encourage readers to engage with ideas and examples of practice from beyond their immediate context, and challenge them to look at their own work and to identify ways in which they can build their own professional practice.

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English for Academic Purposes

A Handbook for Students

Essential reading for all international students studying for a British qualification at university, providing a clear guide to researching and producing a well presented and cohesive piece of academic writing.

Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education

An essential text for all academics within higher education (HE) who have a personal tutoring role.

Supporting Student Mental Health in Higher Education

Workable evidence-informed strategies and interventions for higher education staff seeking to improve student mental health and well-being.

Co-creating Learning and Teaching

Towards relational pedagogy in higher education

Offers a unique perspective in bringing together the concept of co-creation with relational pedagogy within higher education learning and teaching. Highlights the benefits of classroom-level, relational, dialogic pedagogy and co-creation, with examples of practice and practical guidance.

Engaging in Transnational Education

By Karen Smith Edited by Joy Jarvis

A clear and concise introduction to transnational higher education, drawing on research, current sector guidance and policy. 

Conversations to Change Teaching

An essential text for all academics highlighting the importance of staff having focused conversations about teaching, to build individual and team capacity and to bring about institutional change. 

A Concise Guide to Lecturing in Higher Education and the Academic Professional Apprenticeship

Ideal for lecturers new to delivering higher education, organised to cover the teaching and research requirements of the new Academic Professional Apprenticeship. 

Understanding Feedback

A critical exploration for teacher educators

A critical exploration of assessment and feedback for teacher educators and all those involved in giving and receiving feedback within the education sector.

Critical Approaches to Online Learning

An essential read for all those involved in teaching and learning in higher education with the pivot to fully online - made urgent by Covid-19 - but also drawing on best practice to rethink the role of digital more broadly in the social practices of university learning and teaching. 

Enabling Critical Pedagogy in Higher Education

An essential introduction to critical pedagogy for all those working within higher education, re-examining the concept and exploring its practical application at an institutional level, within the curriculum, within assessment, through learning and teaching, and in the spaces in-between. 

Using Digital Video in Initial Teacher Education

A research-based yet highly practical exploration of using digital video within both HEI- and school-based teacher education, suitable for primary and secondary programmes.

The Higher Education Personal Tutor’s and Advisor’s Companion

Translating Theory into Practice to Improve Student Success

Stories of practice, with critical insights, from a range of higher education practitioners and settings providing professional learning and development for personal tutors and academic advisors.

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Transition into Higher Education

An essential and concise read for all those involved in teaching and learning in higher education, looking at best practice to support student transition to university.

Anti-racism in Education

Stories of Growing Activism

A powerful and challenging book comprising stories of anti-racist action by higher education scholars including researchers and teachers at various stages of their careers. Aimed at and relevant for anyone involved in education, it encourages reflection on the tolerance of racist structures and strategies to help enact positive change.

Coaching Young People for Leadership

A professional guidebook on how to develop young people's leadership potential and ambitions by using a three-stage coaching model that is simple, effective and measurable.