This is an important title for all academic and professional staff within higher education (HE) who have a personal tutoring, student support or advising role.
It examines key topics in relation to tutoring including definitions, coaching, core values and skills, boundaries, monitoring students, undertaking group and individual tutorials and the need to measure impact. Throughout, the text encourages reflection and the need to think critically about the role of the personal tutor.
A scholarly and practical text, it comprehensively brings together relevant academic literature to inform tutoring practice as well as contextualising the role within the HE policy and quality assurance landscape.
Please also see the forthcoming The Higher Education Personal Tutor's and Advisor's Companion where the themes of this book are illustrated by real life case studies form universities around the UK.
Publisher: Critical Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 435 g
Dimensions: 246 x 174 x 13 mm
Your book has been my bible of "how to" establish Academic Advising in the Australian Regional context. It provided the insight I needed to conceptualise what advising could look like in a more practical and operational sense... The book provides a cohesive roadmap for effective advising, yet provides space to shape advising within our unique regional context...I know I will continue to use this book for many years to come as we refine and mature our advising approach.-- Dr Cat Picton * University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia *
An excellent presentation of personal tutoring in HE.... The book raises thoughts and desire to develop yourself personally and the organization. The book is thus a valuable tool for deans, rectors and other executive personal within HE.-- Jarmo Virta, Turku University of Applied Sciences
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