Educational Developments - New Academic

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New Academic Issue 1.1 - 1991Click here to download

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Eight Myths about Assessment
Graham Gibbs (Oxford Centre for Staff Development) debunks some cherished beliefs.

Three Principles for Good Assessment Practices
Following on from the above article, David Boud (University of New South Wales) looks at what assessment should be all about.

Whistling in the Dark
Brenda Wilson's university says, "Go forth and teach, without the help of anyone on earth". Here she shares her personal thoughts on teacher training in HE.

Dangerous Enterprise?
An overview of the Enterprise in Higher Education Initiative from Ann Tate (University of Ulster).

The Tribes of Academe
An ethnographer's view of higher education; George Marsh (West Sussex College of Higher Education) meets Tony Belcher, Professor of Education at Sussex University and author of Academic Tribes and Territories: intellectual enquiry and the culture of discipline (SRHE and OU; 1989).

The Greening of Geography
John Bradbeer (Portsmouth Polytechnic) sets the trend for ecologically sensitive geography in the context of the historical development of University geography as a subject. Geography lost its way, but now?

Communicating Geography
Peter Keene (Oxford Polytechnic) and Clive Morphet (Newcastle-upon-Tyne Polytechnic) tell how their students designed Trails and launched a magazine in Trailing Clouds of Glory and The Active Alternative to Lectures respectively. Both lecturers emphasise writing for real purposes and real audiences, and both report remarkable changes in motivation.

Teaching without Lectures
The traditional weekly lecture in the final year of the industrial geography course at Coventry Polytechnic has been replaced by tutorial discussions of directed reading. Mick Healy gives his reasons and justifications for this change.

Accrediting Lecturers
An account of the beginnings of the SEDA Scheme for the Accreditation of Teachers in Higher Education.


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