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Collating contributions by partners in the LearnHigher CETL, Learning Development in Higher Education (2010) shows how learning development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. It includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.

The book is edited by Peter Hartley, John Hilsdon, Christine Keenan, Sandra Sinfield and Michelle Verity and is published by Palgrave Macmillan .

Table of contents:

PART I: DEFINING LEARNING DEVELOPMENT

What is Learning Development and How Has it Developed?; J.Hilsdon 
Models of Learning Development in Higher Education Institutions; B.Glass & L.Murray 
Is Learning Development part of the Problem?; A.Barlow, A.Philips & J.Ackroyd 
Raising the Student Voice; S.Sinfield et al.

PART II: SUPPORTING STUDENTS IN TRANSITION

A PDP perspective on supporting students through transition into HE; C.Keenan
Learning Developers Supporting Early Student Transition; E.Foster, S.Lawther & J.McNeil 
The Case for One to One Academic Advice for Students; J.Turner
The Assignment Success Programme; M.Sedgley
Enabling Transitions Through Inclusive Practice; V.Chapman

PART III: DEVELOPING EFFECTIVE ACADEMIC PRACTICES

Building Student Confidence in Maths and Numeracy; M.Gill & M.Greenhow
Negotiating and Nurturing: Challenging Staff and Student Perspectives of Academic Writing; R.Bell 
Learning Resources That Students Will Use: Producing a Web Based Multimedia Resource to Improve Group Working Skills C.Elston, P.Hartley & J.Braham 
The Student as Producer: Learning by Doing Research; A.Hagyard & S.Watling 
Visualising Learning; P.Ridley

PART IV: STUDENTS AND TECHNOLOGY

When Worlds Collide: Learning Development and E-Learning; B.Glass, D.Holley & S.Sinfield 
Defining and Supporting the New Digital Students; N.Currant, B.Currant, R.Whitfield & P.Hartley 
The Focus of Attention: Distractions from Study for the Generation Y Student; K.Shahabudin

PART V: LOOKING INTO THE FUTURE

Learning from the Past and Looking Into the Future; M.Verity & P.Trowler 
Learning Development: Work in Progress; J.Hilsdon, C.Keenan & S.Sinfield

 See the book on the Palgrave MacMillan website.