Chapter 16: Telling a Bigger Story: Books and Edited Collections

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Chapter 16 distinguishes writing books about learning and teaching from writing in other genres. It examines how the changing publication landscape affects choosing a publisher for a book on learning and teaching; elaborates on how and when to prepare and submit a book proposal; and discusses some of the issues involved in editing a collection of articles or chapters on learning and teaching.

Discussion Questions

  1. What big ideas are you passionate about for writing a book or editing a collection on learning and teaching in higher education?
  2. Which of our Guiding Questions will help you begin your book manuscript or prepare your book proposal?
  3. If you are considering putting together an edited book collection, how do you address the 4Cs—coherence, contribution, coverage, and contributors?

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