This book integrates theoretical and applied work on critical thinking, Active Learning, and writing-across-the-curriculum to provide practical advice for educators in any discipline who want to engage their students and maintain their interest. Engaging Ideas demonstrates how any discipline can adopt writing assignments that foster critical thinking.
How Learning Works applies lessons learned from the fields of psychology, education, and cognitive science to the classroom. The authors put forth seven principles that guide learning behaviors and offer suggestions for how to design courses and classroom environments that foster student success.
This book engages with recent pedagogical research to argue for a learner-centered approach to college instruction. In Learner Centered Teaching, Weimer outlines her own transition from a teacher-centered approach to a learner-centered approach, offering several practical suggestions for how college teachers can center learning in their classrooms.
Small Teaching offers practical applications of cognitive science research, suggesting several small-but-meaningful changes that teachers can make in their classrooms to enhance student learning. Rather than suggesting sweeping, radical changes to the classroom dynamic, Lang focuses on the small things that teachers can do to enhance learning—many of which can be achieved in one class period.
This book analyzes the role of culture in teaching and learning, and offers strategies for making college teaching accessible to all students, across cultural strengths. The authors draw on an empirical framework to create practical strategies for addressing cultural plurality in the classroom.
This book pulls together cognitive science and educational theory to offer up practical advice for teaching online and in technology-enhanced courses. From course management to community building to discussion techniques, The Online Teaching Survival Guide touches on nearly every aspect of online education.
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McKeachie's Teaching Tips by Wilbert McKeachie; Marilla Svinicki
Call Number: (Greywood 105) LB2331.M394 2014
Publication Date: 2013-01-01
McKeachie offers several foundational tips for effective college teaching that are applicable to both new faculty members and experienced professors. McKeachie's Teaching Tips is an essential handbook for any college-level instructor.
What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
Call Number: (Greywood 105) LB2331.B34 2004
Publication Date: 2004-04-30
Based on a fifteen-year study of college teachers across disciplines, What the Best College Teachers Do focuses on the most common features of great instructors. Offering both insight and inspiration, this book gets at the heart of what makes college teaching work.