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Learning by Doing: a guide to teaching and learning methods by Graham Gibbs - eBook

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The reflective learning cycle presented in the book models how learners can link theory and practice through engaging in a cyclical sequence of activities: describing, feeling, evaluating, analysing, concluding and action planning. This model has been particularly influential in teacher development programmes and in professions allied to medicine.

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Detailed Description

'Learning by Doing: a guide to teaching and learning methods' was first published in 1998 by the Further Education Unit at Oxford Polytechnic, UK (now the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University). The book was the result of a collaborative project between Graham Gibbs of Oxford Polytechnic and Bob Farmer and Diana Eastcott of Birmingham Polytechnic (now Birmingham City University).

In 2001 the book was made freely available online in a series of webpages by the Geography Discipline Network, hosted by the University of Gloucestershire at http://www2.glos.ac.uk/gdn/gibbs/index.htm

 

The reflective learning cycle presented in the book models how learners can link theory and practice through engaging in a cyclical sequence of activities: describing, feeling, evaluating, analysing, concluding and action planning. This model has been particularly influential in teacher development programmes and in professions allied to medicine.

 

About the author

 

For 17 years Professor Graham Gibbs contributed to Oxford Brookes' reputation for excellent teaching. He was Head of the Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development at Oxford Brookes University, and subsequently Director of the Oxford Learning Institute at Oxford University. He retired in 2007, after a career in which he founded the Improving Student Learning Symposium and the International Consortium for Educational Development in Higher Education. Graham's national and international efforts to develop university teaching have been recognised with a National Teaching Fellowship from the Higher Education Academy, an Honorary Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University and an Honoris Doctoris Causa from the University of Utrecht.