Books we recommend
From the book cover: "New lecturers, part-time teachers and graduate teaching assistants are often required to both deliver an existing course and design their own teaching based on a module description. But where do they start?
"Underpinned by sound theory, Designing Learning is a practical guide that aims to help busy professionals design, develop and deliver a course, from module outcome outline to effective teaching. Illustrated with useful checklists and action points, this book covers the essentials of designing learning."
If there is one book that kept me (relatively) sane when I was studying for my teaching certificate and thrown into a den of lions (otherwise known as twenty four 16-18 year olds on an AVCE ICT course), this was it! It is full of anecdotes and practical advice that helped me retain my perspective on why I wanted to teach. Sotto uses his own experiences to suggest how we can ensure our teaching really does result in learning. And the real test - whenever I start to feel jaded about my own teaching, I revisit this book to get myself back on track. A recommended read for those involved in post-compulsory education of any sort. Dave Baker