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Hounsell, Dai

Works: 44 works in 179 publications in 2 languages and 1,496 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Inventories  Case studies  Examinations  Methods (Music)  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Honoree, Creator
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dai Hounsell
Developing information skills in secondary schools : a dissemination project by Dai Hounsell( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Educational information and the teacher by Dai Hounsell( Book )

12 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advances and innovations in university assessment and feedback : a festchrift in honour of Professor Dai Hounsell by Carolin Kreber( Book )

9 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Our understanding of the purposes of assessment and the nature of assessment practices in higher education has changed markedly over the past forty years. These changes are a response not only to recent developments in our conceptualisations of student learning but also to the demands a rapidly changing and increasingly complex world places on students. This book contains new perspectives on assessment and feedback provided by world renowned researchers on issues that are currently of great interest to both academic managers and teaching staff, as they try to make courses more effective and more appealing at a time when universities compete for incoming students. Rather than simply sharing recent inventions in assessment and feedback, the contributors to this book highlight the linkages between these innovations and new theorising and empirical research on assessment and student learning, thereby offering practices that are not only pioneering but evidence-based. [Publisher website]
Staff development for the 1980s : international perspectives by Dent Rhodes( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Staff development in higher education is discussed in these papers in terms of its definitions, scope, and future activities. Most of the papers were originally prepared for the working party on staff development at the Fourth International Conference on Higher Education, University of Lancaster (August 29-September 1, 1978). The first three chapters provide a conceptual basis for an examination of staff development presently and into the 1980'S. Areas discussed are these: recent policies and practices; the distinction between "staff development" and "staff training"; and fundamental assumptions underlying staff development. Chapters 4 to 9 provide examples of staff development carried out in specific instances, examining such aspects as: analyzing difficulties associated with setting up staff development programs; relating such programs to career stages of teaching staff; the use of data-base staff development; staff development in the Open University; the use of specialists in instructional development in staff development programs; and the use of staff members in developmental programs. Chapters 10 and 11 emphasize personnel. Chapters 12 to 14 discuss determining the effectiveness of developmental programs and activities. The concluding chapter incorporates the views expressed in the conference papers into its own perspective on staff development. Each paper provides references. A list of contributors is also provided. (Lc)
Personnel in education and training : a survey of the potential market for educational information services by British Library( Book )

15 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This report presents the results of a survey of personnel professionally employed in education and training within the United Kingdom in order to assess the potential market for information services in the field of education. The categorisation of personnel is based on a two-dimensional matrix in which one axis represents employer or employing institution while the other represents occupational category. The main results of the survey for each of the occupational categories are presented in turn. Individual tables, accompanied by textual commentary, provide data on subcategories within the occupational groups. The totals derived from the individual tables are collated in a group table for each of the three occupational categories and then in a master table covering all occupational categories. Secondary or supplementary information which may be relevant to the planning of information services is also provided. (Author/BM)
Tutoring and demonstrating : a handbook by Werner Drexler( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 43 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook, primarily for new part-time teaching staff at colleges and universities in the United Kingdom, focuses on tutoring and demonstrating teaching skills. Following an introductory chapter, six additional chapters provide an orientation to tutoring and demonstrating. Chapter 2 presents an overview of the roles and responsibilities of new staff. Chapter 3 outlines preparation for tutorial classes in the arts and social sciences. Chapter 4 focuses on tutoring of problem-solving classes in mathematics and the sciences. Chapter 5 reviews demonstrating practices in science laboratory and field classes. Chapter 6 reviews the tutor's role in relation to coursework essays and grading written work. Chapter 7 examines the tutor's role in guidance and support. Chapter 8 is a bridging chapter, which reviews key research findings on student learning. The next four chapters address ways in which part-time staff can enhance effectiveness. Chapter 9 focuses on the value of working with a mentor and sharing ideas with other tutors and demonstrators. Chapter 10 suggests methods for getting feedback on one's teaching and for analyzing and applying the results. Chapter 11 argues for the adoption of a reflective approach to practice. Chapter 12 is a compendium of sources of information. (Many chapters contain references.) (Db)
The ASSHE inventory : changing assessment practices in Scottish higher education by Dai Hounsell( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This inventory, is based on the database derived from Assessment Strategies in Scottish Higher Education (asshe) project, a survey of information about changing assessment practices in all 22 Scottish higher educational institutions. Its aims are to spotlight the diversity of assessment strategies and practices, identify core themes and directions, and offer a representative selection of assessment initiatives found in Scottish higher education. Respondents were asked to focus specifically on changes in what was being assessed; in when and where assessment was taking place; and in who was involved in evaluating and assessing students' work. Each of the 124 representative responses follows a common format noting: where the assessment initiative was introduced; the title and a summary of the initiative; the starting date and the impact of the initiative in terms of scale (course or degree program) and its wider adoption; and an estimate of the number of students affected, a current contact address, and a reference number. Responses are grouped into eight sections: "General"; "Assessing Presentation Skills"; "Assessing Group- and Teamwork"; "Assessing Other Skills"; "Using Computing and Information Technology in Assessment"; "Involving Students and Others in Assessment"; "Test and Examinations"; and "Coursework Assessment." (Bf)
Feedback on courses and programmes of study : a handbook by Dai Hounsell( Book )

4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook offers guidance to teachers for obtaining and evaluating feedback on courses and programs of study at institutions of higher education in the United Kingdom and South Africa. Part 1 examines the purposes and functions of feedback, defines key terms, and summarizes key steps in the feedback process. Part 2 discusses the preparation needed for the evaluation process, including clarifying the context, focusing feedback accurately, and identifying topics to be addressed, such as course aims and structure, teaching, assessment, course management, and students' responses. Part 3 examines sources and methods, specifically methods for obtaining and evaluating feedback from within the course team, from students, from external colleagues and peers, and incidental feedback. For each group of sources, individual methodologies are described and response sheets encourage the user to relate the methodology to his or her own course/program. Part 4 discusses analyzing outcomes and acting on findings. Specific subsections address: analyzing data (both closed and open-ended); interpreting findings; consulting on feedback; acting on findings and communicating outcomes. Many examples illustrate the processes discussed. (Contains 24 references.) (Db)
Brideshead School : a group exercise for teachers and librarians on the teaching of information skills by Terence Brake( Book )

10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographic and information services in education : final report to the British Library Research and Development Department on Project SI/CT/011 by Dai Hounsell( Book )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essay writing for active learning by Dai Hounsell( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reviewing your teaching by Katey Day( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This handbook is intended to help teachers at the college/university level assess the quality of their teaching in ways that can lead to improvement. It opens with an overview of various sources and methods of feedback likely to be most helpful and then examines how each of a range of approaches to teaching can be systematically reviewed. These include: (1) lecturing (reviewing an individual lecture, reviewing a lecture series, the lecturing process, and enhancing the lecture); (2) group-based learning (reviewing a tutorial, reviewing a series of tutorials, developing student skills, and extending expertise); (3) laboratory and fieldwork practicals (setting the agenda and methods of review); (4) project and dissertation supervision (key aspects of supervision, reviewing the student documentation, tracking student progress, ensuring equity of treatment, student feedback on projects and dissertations, and reviewing with colleagues); and (5) assignments and assessments (focus areas and sources of information, assignment setting, carrying out assessment, assignment outcomes, and assessment expertise). A final chapter stresses ongoing assessment of teaching. (Individual chapters contain references.) Contains 38 figures. (Db)
Bibliographic services in education : a survey and analysis of secondary services in the United Kingdom : report to the British Library Research and Development Department on Project SI/CT/011 by Dai Hounsell( Book )

8 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and Undetermined and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The results of a survey are reported in two parts: (1) the compilation of an annotated inventory of recurrent secondary services in education produced in the United Kingdom--abstracting, indexing, and current awareness services; and (2) detailed analyses of the important characteristics of timelag, coverage, physical format, and entry format in the four principal services--British Education Index, Research into Higher Education Abstracts, Sociology of Education Abstracts, and Technical Education Abstracts. (Author/MBR)
What is active learning? by Pam Denicolo( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leading change in assessment and feedback : case examples and a guide to action by Dai Hounsell( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information skills and the non-academic 16 to 19 year old by Dai Hounsell( Book )

6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hur vi lär( Book )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in Swedish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information skills and the non-academic 16-19 year old : report to the British Library Research and Development Department on project SI/OPA/186 by Dai Hounsell( Book )

3 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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