Über den Autor
Professor Phil Race is passionate about helping people to learn successfully. Now retired from full-time employment, he runs workshops and gives keynotes throughout the UK and abroad, working with university and college staff on teaching, assessment and feedback methods. He is known for his highly participative style and humour, and getting participants working with post-its!
He lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. His wife is Professor Sally Brown, known internationally for her work on fit-for-purpose assessment. Originally a scientist, Phil quickly became interested in teaching and assessment. He has worked at several universities, and is now Visiting Professor at Plymouth University and University Campus Suffolk. He was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship in 2007, and in 2012 became a Principal Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. He publishes widely, but regards 'Making Learning Happen' as the favourite of his many books.
He can be contacted through his website:
Setting the scene
Factors underpinning successful learning
Designing the Curriculum for Learning
Assessment driving learning
Learning through feedback
Making lectures inspiring
Making learning happen in small groups
Learning through observing and reflecting
What can I do when...?
'Refreshing, original and full of pragmatic, evidence-based advice... In my opinion this is the best book on learning and teaching available to teachers in H.E. and F.E. today. The environment has changed so quickly over recent years and Phil Race has not only kept abreast of the changes; he is way ahead.' - Professor Ruth Pickford, Director of the Centre for Learning and Teaching, Leeds Metropolitan University
In the age of online learning and MOOCS, Higher Education Institutions need to be able to offer even more to their students.
Centred around Phil Race's well-known 'ripples on a pond' model, this accessible discussion of post-compulsory education identifies the fundamental factors underpinning successful learning and clearly shows you how to help students learn effectively.
Updates to this third edition include:
- practical 'tips for students' to help you engage your group
- discussion of four literacies students need
- comparative discussion of different forms of assessment
- increased coverage of peer observation and evidence-based practice
- advice on making lectures unmissable
- online resources including printable checklists for use in class
- link to a video interview with the author
This book is a valuable tool for lecturers and tutors in universities and colleges, post-16 teachers in secondary education, and educational managers. It also provides a useful resource for postgraduate students on higher and further education courses and staff development courses.
Phil Race gives keynotes on assessment, feedback, learning and teaching, and runs interactive training workshops for staff and students in universities, colleges and other organizations throughout the UK and abroad. The author's websites can be found at:
Accompanying videos are also available: