Learning skills in HE index

June 1, 2007


Learning skills in HE 
Published in The Times Higher
on June 1 2007


'By failing to guide them in their learning, universities turn literate school-leavers into illiterate graduates'

All things to all people  
How academics are facing ever-growing pressures to meet the expectations of not only students but their parents and government too

Teaching: our verdict   
An arts student and a science student reveal whether their courses lived up to their promise 

Buy the book  
Even in this internet age, students value both textbooks and the recommendation of their lecturers

Take talk to a new level  
The evolution of the lecture from a speech and slide show to a dynamic and active learning process

Get on the insight track   
Save students from glib complacency and fill them with a passion for ideas

Cosine of the times  
Boost confidence in mathematics skills

Pain and gain  
The pros and cons of a life in academe

How to hit the right buttons   
Top tips for e-learning success 

Consider the ins and outs   
The benefits of building study skills within subject teaching and in separate units

Attention, s'il vous plaît   
Why the British are so innovative in language learning

Points for debate  
Hone those argumentation skills

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