FET Resources

Below are some sourcebooks which instructors might find useful when they want to improve their teaching. They are all available from the University library.

  1. Angelo, T.A. & Cross, K.P. 1988, Classroom Assessment Techniques - A handbook for college teachers, 2nd edn, Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.
    This is a popular sourcebook containing a lot of useful ideas of how to collect data from students about their course-related knowledge and skills, their attitudes, values and self-awareness and their reactions to your instruction. Some easy-to-implement methods have been already mentioned earlier.
  2. Brown, Sally and Race, Phil (1995) Assess your own teaching. Kogan Page, London.
    This is a source book to help you assess the quality of your teaching. It contains evaluation forms which you can use to assess the various aspects of your teaching.
  3. David, Barbara Gross (1993). Tools for teaching. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco.
    This is a popular sourcebook on teaching in higher education. In chapter 10, you can find some useful tips on how to evaluate your own teaching. Of particular interest is the chapter on using video-taping to help you improve your teaching.
  4. Weimer, M., Parrett, J.L. & Kerns, M. 1988, How am I teaching? Forms and activities for acquiring instructional input, Magna Publications, Ltd., Madison, WI.
    This is another useful and handy sourcebook containing 9 forms and activities which instructors can use to gather information about what and how well they are doing in their class teaching. One of the special feature about this book is it contains a simple guide in the form of a table to help locate quickly which form you should use.
  5. Race, Phil (2007) The lecturer's toolkit: a practical guide to learning, teaching and assessment.
    Chapter 6, "Looking after yourself", provides instructors a lot of useful ideas on how to collect feedback from students to improve their teaching. In particular, it highlights the limitation of using questionnaire to collect feedback and suggests ways to use questionnaires more effectively.
  6. ProDAIT (http://www.prodait.org/)
    This is a website set up by the staff development unit of the University of Birmingham, UK, to support teaching development. It has particular focus on critical reflection on learning and teaching.