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

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

Translating Theory into Practice to Improve Student Success

AUTHOR : Edited by Dave Lochtie, Andrew Stork and Ben W Walker

ISBN : 9781913453459

Edition No : 1

Publication : Nov 8, 2021

Extent : 192 pgs

ISBN : 9781913453466

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Publication : Nov 8, 2021

Extent : 192 pgs

ISBN : 9781913453473

Edition No : 1

Publication : Nov 8, 2021

Extent : 192 pgs

ISBN : 9781913453480

Edition No : 1

Publication : Nov 8, 2021

Extent : 192 pgs

Description

Professional learning and development for higher education personal tutors and academic advisors.

With contributions from practitioners from across the sector, this text examines the key themes, theories and concepts relevant to personal tutor and academic advisors and translates these into real-world practice. Case study narratives from a range of settings demonstrate how student learning and outcomes can be improved, and related critical thinking activities encourage reflection on how these learnings can be applied in specific contexts. The book provides invaluable insights and support for all personal tutors and academic advisors, enabling practitioners to learn from each other, develop innovative ideas, and feel part of a community of learning.

Contents

Introduction

Case studies

  • The role of personal tutoring within the modern academic profession
  • Effective organisational and structural models of student support
  • Core values of the effective personal tutor
  • Core skills of the effective personal tutor
  • Setting boundaries
  • Diverse student populations
  • Supporting student resilience through personal tutoring activities
  • Supporting student mental health and well-being
  • Students with additional learning support needs
  • Student transitions and lifecycle
  • One-to-one tutorials
  • Group tutorials
  • The role of technology in facilitating personal tutoring
  • Using coaching with students
  • Reflective practice in personal tutoring
  • Personal tutoring professional development
  • Measuring impact to improve student outcomes

Conclusion

Author

Dave Lochtie is a Trustee and Chair of UK Advising and Tutoring (UKAT) which represents and supports personal tutors and academic advisors across the UK. He is also the Student Voice and Development Manager at the Union of Students, University of Derby, having previously worked at the Universities of New Orleans, Roehampton and Bournemouth in the management of Personal Tutoring, Success Coaching, Administration and Admissions.  Prior to this he worked as a qualified primary school teacher. He also served as an elected Director, Trustee and Governor of the University of Roehampton and Bournemouth University Students Union.

Andrew Stork is University Teacher in Medical Education and Programme Lead for the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education at the University of Sheffield. He is co-author of two highly regarded texts for Critical Publishing: Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor: Supporting Learners through Personal Tutoring and Coaching and Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education. He has led a range of Postgraduate in Education programmes and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Previously, has held the roles of cross-institutional quality lead for personal tutoring and student experience, and a variety of curriculum leadership, quality and learning and teaching enhancement positions. As well as presenting at national and international conferences he has published research in personal tutoring and coaching. Find out more about Andrew's work at www.andrewstork.co.uk

Ben W Walker is a senior lecturer in Teacher Education (HE) at the University of Derby and Manchester Metropolitan University. He teaches on the Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in HE, facilitates workshops for academic staff, and contributes to both universities' personal tutoring provision. His doctoral research is focused on academic and pastoral support of students informed by critical pedagogy. As co-author of Becoming an Outstanding Personal Tutor (2015) and Effective Personal Tutoring in Higher Education (2018), in addition to publishing on personal tutoring more widely, he is at the forefront of research and development in this field. Ben is Vice-Chair of the UK Advising and Tutoring association (UKAT), the sectoral voice and leading association for personal tutors and academic advisors.  Find out more about Ben at http://benwwalker.co.uk

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