Books and papers
Biggs, J. (2003) Teaching for Quality Learning at University. 2nd Ed. Maidenhead: Open University Press/Society for Research into Higher Education.
Summary of research into how students learn, learning approaches, and learning styles, which are combined in a 'constructivist' framework and linked to effective teaching.
Fry, H., Ketteridge, S. and Marshall, S. (2008) Understanding student learning. In H.Fry, S. Ketteridge and S. Marshall (eds.) A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education. 3rd Ed. London, RoutledgeFalmer.
A very basic summary of the key theories of student learning, including constructivism, rationalism, social learning, and experiential learning.
Ramsden, P. (2003) Learning to Teach. 2nd Ed. London: RoutledgeFalmer
Accessible research-based discussion of what students learn, how they learn, how they look at learning and the implications for good teaching.
Video (available from the CARD office)
What Students Want, Derek Bok Centre, Harvard
Interviews with students about their expectations of teachers in general and graduate teaching assistants in particular. Useful in indicating the breadth and diversity of student expectations.