As the number of higher education (HE) courses offered in further education (FE) settings increases, so does the need for teachers and trainee teachers to develop their teaching skills. This text is written for all those working towards QTLS who are teaching or planning to teach HE courses. It examines what it means to teach HE and how a HE environment can be created in an FE setting. It gives guidance on planning, teaching and assessing HE courses in FE. A practical guide for all FE teachers and trainee teachers as the sector adapts to the needs of education today.

The Practice of Teaching College-Based Higher Education

The practice of teaching college-based higher education

By the end of this chapter you will be able to:

  • critically evaluate research into HE taught in FE contexts;
  • critically evaluate some key concepts in teaching and learning in HE courses;
  • apply key concepts to a range of teaching situations on HE courses.


What is good teaching in HE? There can be no single answer to that important question because what is ‘good’ will depend on a variety of factors specific to the circumstances of the teaching such as the students, the course or the institutional environment. What constitutes good teaching is certainly complex, but that does not mean it is mysterious. As with other areas of scholarship it should be possible to analyse ...

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