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This issue contains articles on:     Eight Myths about
AssessmentGraham Gibbs (Oxford Centre for Staff Development)
debunks some cherished
beliefs.Three Principles for Good
Assessment PracticesFollowing on from the above article, David Boud
(University of New South Wales) looks at what assessment should be all
about.Whistling in the
DarkBrenda 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
AcademeAn 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
GeographyJohn 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
GeographyPeter 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
LecturesThe 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industrial geography course at Coventry Polytechnic has been replaced by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
LecturersAn account of the beginnings of the SEDA Scheme for the
Accreditation of Teachers in Higher Education.

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