Back to Teaching Basics
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Christina Chow and Clement Leung
This chapter looks at the neglect on teaching by universities as a result of the
research ranking exercises which consume a great deal of universities’ energy at the
expense of their teaching. Now, with declining student satisfaction and deteriorating
student outcomes, national governments are starting to turn their attention towards the
teaching mission of universities. In an attempt to refocus universities’ efforts on
teaching, a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) was developed by the UK
Government to recognize and reward excellence in teaching and learning, and also help
inform prospective student choices in higher education. The chapter also examines the
concept of Active Learning, and the benefits of neuroscience research to enhance
Active Learning, Cognition, Memory, Multitasking, Neural
Resources, Neurogenesis, Neuroplasticity, Neuroscience, Student-Centred
Educational Model, Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
RMIT University Melbourne Australia.