Originally published in 1998 University Teaching looks at the world of university and college teaching in the study of higher education. Providing a broad perspective, it examines preparation, assessment, and reward from cross-cultural perspectives and explores the cultural and social influences that affect these dimensions. The book provides a considerable richness in diversity of topics and authors, and provokes the reader to observe the many commonalities in the thinking and approaches towards college teaching that pervade the higher education systems worldwide.

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Issues of Instruction

chapter Chapter 1|16 pages

Improving Teaching by Design

Preferred Policies, Programs and Practices

chapter Chapter 2|16 pages

A Cross-Cultural Look at Perceptions of Good Teaching

Asia and the West

chapter Chapter 3|38 pages

University Teachers and Instruction

Important Themes for a Global Discussion

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Perspectives on Student Learning and Assessment

chapter Chapter 5|24 pages

“It’s Just You and the Books”

Learning Conditions and Study Strategies of Distance Learners at the University of the South Pacific

chapter Chapter 8|20 pages

How Micronesian Students Learn Skills for Personal Adjustment

Issues of Authority, Self-Disclosure, and Cultural Relevance

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Training and Development of University Teachers

chapter Chapter 9|14 pages

The Preparation of University Teachers

A Cross-National Perspective

chapter Chapter 10|22 pages

Academic Staff Development in Southern Africa

The Botswana Model

chapter Chapter 11|20 pages

A University Teaching Practicum

Unpacking the Model

part |1 pages

Images of Policy, Structure, and Organization

chapter Chapter 12|29 pages

Benchmarking Teaching Performance in Universities

Issues of Control, Policy, Theory, and “Best Practice”

chapter Chapter Chapter 14|20 pages

Quality versus Quantity Objectives

Effects of the Danish University 1990 Bachelor Degree Ordinance on Students’ Educational Experience

chapter Chapter Chapter 15|16 pages

From Experiment to Enterprise

Distance Teaching at the University of the West Indies

chapter Chapter 16|32 pages

Integrating Writing Skills into the Curriculum of the Disciplines

A Social Constructionist Approach

chapter |24 pages

Accountability Without Tenure

The Impact of Academic Contests on University Teaching at the University of Buenos Aires