Teaching and Supervision looks at issues you might face in both teaching undergraduates and in the supervision of graduate research students. This book is not a pedagogical instruction manual - there are plenty of those around, both good and bad. Rather, the focus is on presenting explanations and possible strategies designed to make your teaching and supervision work less burdensome, more rewarding (for you and your students) and manageable.
In Chapter 1 we explained our position on university teaching, placing it in a wider context. Here we expand on this, discuss the meaning of ‘pedagogy’, identify some institutional pressures on university teachers that make it difficult to develop good pedagogical practice and point to some ways in which ...