Reviews: Staff development

8 reviews found for "Staff development"
Book review : A guide to staff and educational development
Staff and educational development (SED) is now past its first flush of youthful subversion and has become a mainstream activity in higher education. To mark its coming of age, Peter Kahn and David Baume have brought together a number of well-known and distinguished practitioners to provide guidance, stimulation, and support to those contemplating a career in or who are new to staff and educational development, and even insights for those...
Book review : Achieving early years professional status
This is a book review of Achieving early years professional status by Denise Reardon, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781847871909. It was reviewed by Margaret Simms of ProCEEd on behalf of ESCalate. This book facilitates reflective practice amongst early years practitioners and steers them towards Early Years Professional Status (EYPS). It draws on research evidence, government policy and the author’s personal experience.Numerous topics are...
Book review : On being a mentor : a guide for higher education faculty
This is a book review of On being a mentor : a guide for higher education faculty, by W.Brad Johnson, published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates in 2006, ISBN 0805848975. It was reviewed by Richard Clarke of the University of Wales, Newport in behalf of ESCalate. This book has a very American focus to it. The distinction made between mentoring and “academic advising” would probably be seen by many staff working in the UK as a slightly false...
Book Review: Enhancing Staff & Educational Development
This volume is the second of a series aimed at staff and educational developers. The first volume, reviewed elsewhere on this site, was targeted at prospective or new developers and mainly covered the basics; the second is aimed at more experienced practitioners and seeks to be more advanced both in scope and in depth. In terms of scope, it is divided into three parts dealing respectively with the context within which staff and educational...
Book review: How to be a successful teacher : strategies for personal and professional development
This is a book review of How to be a successful teacher : strategies for personal and professional development by Paul Castle and Scott Buckler, published by Sage in 2009, ISBN 9781849200172. It was reviewed by Liane Purnell of Newman University College on behalf of ESCalate. This book is academic, but claims to adopt an informal style, with ‘just enough’ theory - each chapter contains an introduction, objectives, a one minute summary, short term...
Book Review: In at the deep end: a survival guide for teachers in post-compulsory education
This is a book review of In at the Deep End: A Survival Guide for Teachers in Post-compulsory Education, by Jim Crawley, published by Routledge, 2010. 9780415499897 It was reviewed by Ms Anita Devi of the University of Northampton on behalf of ESCalate. The book is aimed at teachers in post-compulsory education, and is a day-to-day survival guide from a generic welcome to PCE to mastery
Book Review: Lecturing: Case Studies, Experience And Practice
For those new to teaching, the book fills a gap that is often left unfilled given the weak inductions to learning and teaching in HE that seem to be the norm in Teacher Education departments. For the more experienced, this is a jolt that reminds us to continue, continue, continue to reflect, reflect, reflect and respond, respond, respond if we are to make lectures a worthwhile time for our students - and satisfying, even exciting, for us
Book Review: Raising Standards in Post-16 Education
This vast integrated resource pack aims to offer 'a comprehensive guide to best practice at four leading Beacon Sixth Form Colleges'. It comes in the form of six DVDs and a users' guide. (It may also be purchased in video form, though some of the advantages of DVD are lost as a result). Users are also given a password allowing access to a dedicated website. Nine hours of video and documents offer linked examples of good practice in four college...