Effective College and University Teaching

Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate

Author: William Buskist,Victor A. Benassi

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412996074

Category: Education

Page: 241

View: 8595

Using empirical research, Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants the tools for understanding why certain teaching practices work and how to adjust their teaching to changing classroom room and online environments. The majority of books on college and university teaching are "how to" books. This book takes a unique approach and provides both the rationale and a detailed guide for how to use and teach these practices to others. Written by leading scholars and expert master teachers, this book outlines, reviews, and discusses the best practices for preparing graduate students to become effective in their duties as teaching assistants and as teachers of record and for new faculty teaching earlier in their careers. The book provides full coverage of those topics central to developing efficacious training practices aimed at the professional development of teachers at the college and university level.

Effective College and University Teaching

Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate

Author: William Buskist,Victor A. Benassi

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1506319785

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 646

Using empirical research, Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants the tools for understanding why certain teaching practices work and how to adjust their teaching to changing classroom room and online environments. The majority of books on college and university teaching are "how to" books. This book takes a unique approach and provides both the rationale and a detailed guide for how to use and teach these practices to others. Written by leading scholars and expert master teachers, this book outlines, reviews, and discusses the best practices for preparing graduate students to become effective in their duties as teaching assistants and as teachers of record and for new faculty teaching earlier in their careers. The book provides full coverage of those topics central to developing efficacious training practices aimed at the professional development of teachers at the college and university level.

Effective College and University Teaching

Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate

Author: William Buskist,Victor A. Benassi

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483341763

Category: Psychology

Page: 256

View: 7474

Using empirical research, Effective College and University Teaching: Strategies and Tactics for the New Professoriate gives faculty and graduate teaching assistants the tools for understanding why certain teaching practices work and how to adjust their teaching to changing classroom room and online environments. The majority of books on college and university teaching are "how to" books. This book takes a unique approach and provides both the rationale and a detailed guide for how to use and teach these practices to others. Written by leading scholars and expert master teachers, this book outlines, reviews, and discusses the best practices for preparing graduate students to become effective in their duties as teaching assistants and as teachers of record and for new faculty teaching earlier in their careers. The book provides full coverage of those topics central to developing efficacious training practices aimed at the professional development of teachers at the college and university level.

Handbook of College and University Teaching

A Global Perspective

Author: James E. Groccia,Mohammed A. T. Alsudairi,William Buskist

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412988152

Category: Education

Page: 538

View: 9289

Handbook of College and University Teaching: A Global Perspective presents international perspectives on critical issues impacting teaching and learning in diverse higher education environments, all with a unique global view. The need to understand learning and teaching from multiple cultural perspectives has become critically important in educating the next generation of college students. Education experts from around the world share their perspectives on college and university teaching, illuminating international differences and similarities. The chapters are organized around a model developed by James Groccia, which focuses on seven interrelated variables, including teacher, learner, learning process, learning context, course content, instructional processes, and learning outcomes. Using this logical model as the organizational structure of the book provides a guide for systemic thinking about what actions one should take, or suggest others take, when planning activities to improve teaching and learning, curriculum development, and assessment.

An Evidence-based Guide to College and University Teaching

Developing the Model Teacher

Author: Aaron S. Richmond,Guy A. Boysen,Regan A R Gurung

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317283260

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

View: 3268

What makes a good college teacher? This book provides an evidence- based answer to that question by presenting a set of "model teaching characteristics" that define what makes a good college teacher. Based on six fundamental areas of teaching competency known as Model Teaching Characteristics outlined by The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (STP), this book describes how college faculty from all disciplines and at all levels of experience can use these characteristics to evaluate, guide, and improve their teaching. Evidence based research supports the inclusion of each characteristic, each of which is illustrated through example, to help readers master the skills. Readers learn to evaluate their teaching abilities by providing guidance on what to document and how to accumulate and organize the evidence. Two introductory chapters outline the model teaching characteristics followed by six chapters, each devoted to one of the characteristics: training, instructional methods, course content, assessment, syllabus construction, and student evaluations. The book: -Features in each chapter self-evaluation surveys that help readers identify gaps between the model characteristics and their own teaching, case studies that illustrate common teaching problems, discussion questions that encourage critical thinking, and additional readings for further exploration. -Discusses the need to master teaching skills such as collaborative learning, listening, and using technology as well as discipline-specific knowledge. -Advocates for the use of student-learning outcomes to help teachers better evaluate student performance based on their achievement of specific learning goals. -Argues for the development of learning objectives that reflect the core of the discipline‘s theories and applications, strengthen basic liberal arts skills, and infuse ethical and diversity issues. -Discusses how to solicit student feedback and utilize these evaluations to improve teaching. Intended for professional development or teacher training courses offered in masters and doctoral programs in colleges and universities, this book is also an invaluable resource for faculty development centers, college and university administrators, and college teachers of all levels and disciplines, from novice to the most experienced, interested in becoming more effective teachers.

A Guide to Better Teaching

Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors

Author: Leila Jahangiri,Tom Mucciolo

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442208929

Category: Education

Page: 310

View: 7974

A Guide to Better Teaching is a self-help book that provides anyone teaching a college course with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be an effective teacherwhether they are a new, an adjunct, or seasoned professor. The skills are divided into three core categories of Personality, Process and Performance. Self assessment guides are included to develop an appreciation for one's strengths and challenges. By identifying key skills, the book can be read in its entirety or in random fashion for specific development purposes.

What the Best College Teachers Do

Author: Ken Bain

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674065549

Category: Education

Page: 224

View: 9149

Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning

A Guide for College and University Faculty

Author: Kimberly M. Williams

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317695585

Category: Education

Page: 238

View: 8605

Given the increased accountability at the college and university level, one of the most promising ways for faculty at institutions of higher education to improve their teaching is to capitalize upon their skills as researchers. This book is a step-by-step guide for doing research to inform and improve teaching and learning. With background and instruction about how to engage in these methodologies—including qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods—Doing Research to Improve Teaching and Learning provides examples across disciplines of how to use one's research skills to improve teaching. This valuable resource equips faculty with the skills to collect and use different types of research evidence to improve teaching and learning in any college and university classroom. Special Features: Chapter openers highlight the questions and issues that will be addressed in each chapter. Recurring text boxes provide authentic examples from actual research studies, student work, and instructor reflections. Coverage of challenges, key successes, and lessons learned from classroom research presents a nuanced and complete understanding of the process.

Thinking about Teaching and Learning

Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students

Author: Robert N. Leamnson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.

ISBN: 9781579220136

Category: Education

Page: 169

View: 6131

Here is a compelling read for every teacher in higher education who wants to refresh or reexamine his or her classroom practice. Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, the author proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in - the things that make or break teaching. Practical and thoughtful, and based on forty years of teaching, wide reading and much reflection, Robert Leamnson provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice. His approach is particularly useful for those facing a cohort of first year students less prepared for college and university. He is concerned to develop in his students habits and skills that will equip them for a lifetime of learning. He is especially alert to the psychology of students. He also understands, and has experienced, the typical frustration and exasperation teachers feel when students ingeniously elude their teachers' loftiest goals and strategies. Most important, he has good advice about how to cope with the challenge. This guide will appeal to college teachers in all disciplines.

Making Scientists

Author: Gregory Light

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674075226

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 4514

Gregory Light and Marina Micari reject the view that science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are elite disciplines restricted to a small number with innate talent. Rich in concrete advice, Making Scientists offers a new paradigm of how scientific subjects can be taught at the college level to underrepresented groups.

Teaching Science Online

Practical Guidance for Effective Instruction and Lab Work

Author: Dietmar Kennepohl

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1620361906

Category: Education

Page: 226

View: 7207

With the increasing focus on science education, growing attention is being paid to how science is taught. Educators in science and science-related disciplines are recognizing that distance delivery opens up new opportunities for delivering information, providing interactivity, collaborative opportunities and feedback, as well as for increasing access for students. This book presents the guidance of expert science educators from the US and from around the globe. They describe key concepts, delivery modes and emerging technologies, and offer models of practice. The book places particular emphasis on experimentation, lab and field work as they are fundamentally part of the education in most scientific disciplines. Chapters include: * Discipline methodology and teaching strategies in the specific areas of physics, biology, chemistry and earth sciences. * An overview of the important and appropriate learning technologies (ICTs) for each major science. * Best practices for establishing and maintaining a successful course online. * Insights and tips for handling practical components like laboratories and field work. * Coverage of breaking topics, including MOOCs, learning analytics, open educational resources and m-learning. * Strategies for engaging your students online. A companion website presents videos of the contributors sharing additional guidance, virtual labs simulations and various additional resources.

How Humans Learn

The Science and Stories Behind Effective College Teaching

Author: Joshua R. Eyler

Publisher: Teaching and Learning in Highe

ISBN: 9781946684646

Category: Education

Page: 312

View: 2392

Even on good days, teaching is a challenging profession. One way to make the job of college instructors easier, however, is to know more about the ways students learn. How Humans Learn aims to do just that by peering behind the curtain and surveying research in fields as diverse as developmental psychology, anthropology, and cognitive neuroscience for insight into the science behind learning. The result is a story that ranges from investigations of the evolutionary record to studies of infants discovering the world for the first time, and from a look into how our brains respond to fear to a reckoning with the importance of gestures and language. Joshua R. Eyler identifies five broad themes running through recent scientific inquiry--curiosity, sociality, emotion, authenticity, and failure--devoting a chapter to each and providing practical takeaways for busy teachers. He also interviews and observes college instructors across the country, placing theoretical insight in dialogue with classroom experience.

Faculty of Color

Teaching in Predominantly White Colleges and Universities

Author: Christine A. Stanley

Publisher: Jossey-Bass

ISBN: 9781882982981

Category: Education

Page: 396

View: 5933

Combining an overview of current research literature and 23 engaging narratives, Faculty of Color invites deeper dialogue on the experiences of faculty of color teaching in predominantly white institutions. By raising issues for commentary and investigation, the book challenges its readers to adopt effective strategies for the recruitment and retention of faculty of color in higher education. The authors represent a variety of disciplines and share firsthand experiences that range from teaching, recruitment, research, mentoring, institutional climate, and administration, to relationships with colleagues as well as students. Through their stories, they are able to offer useful insights into Teaching styles and how they affect promotion decisions The impact of mentoring relationships Collegiality in the campus and university setting Separating self-identity from group membership Managing service activities Understanding and dealing with racism Faculty of Color is intended for senior administrators and policymakers, faculty development professionals, current faculty, and future faculty of color who are contemplating academia. Each chapter offers a variety of recommendations designed to guide predominantly white colleges and universities in working to ensure that their institutions continue to change in substantive ways.

McKeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers

Author: Wilbert McKeachie,Marilla Svinicki

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 0495809292

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 496

View: 8101

This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a set of recipes to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Teaching for Inclusion

Eight Principles for Effective and Equitable Practice

Author: Srikala Naraian

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807758574

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 4467

The author offers eight guiding principles that can be used to advance an inclusive pedagogy. These principles permit teachers to both acknowledge and draw from the conditions within which they work, even as they uphold their commitments to equitable schooling for students from historically marginalized groups, particularly students with disabilities.

The Art and Craft of College Teaching, Second Edition

A Guide for New Professors and Graduate Students

Author: Robert Rotenberg

Publisher: Left Coast Press

ISBN: 1598745344

Category: Education

Page: 399

View: 9329

The Art & Craft of College Teaching provides a hands-on, quick-start guide to the college classroom for those who are facing their first five years as independent teachers. In it, you’ll find the answers to some of college teachings most common questions: How do college students learn most effectively? What are the questions to consider when you develop a course for the first time? How does class size affect course design? How do you set your expectations for your students? How can you help students become better thinkers? Why is the assessment of student learning important to the classroom teacher? What makes lecturing effective? What techniques of preparation and performance work best with which discussions? How do you deal with a slow or non-responsive class? How do you deal with challenges to your authority in the classroom? How do you set up a seminar so that it runs will a minimum of input from you? How do you get students to work collaboratively and effectively on learning exercises? What are the best practices for grading student exams and papers? What do you actually learn from student evaluations?

What the Best College Students Do

Author: Ken Bain

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674070380

Category: Education

Page: 299

View: 9104

The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning

A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching

Author: James R. Davis,Bridget D. Arend

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228437

Category: Education

Page: 326

View: 3417

For teachers in higher education who haven’t been able to catch up with developments in teaching and learning, James Davis and Bridget Arend offer an introduction that focuses on seven coherent and proven evidence-based strategies. The underlying rationale is to provide a framework to match teaching goals to distinct ways of learning, based on well-established theories of learning. The authors present approaches that readers can readily and safely experiment with to achieve desired learning outcomes, and build confidence in changing their methods of teaching. Research on learning clearly demonstrates that learning is not one thing, but many. The learning associated with developing a skill is different from the learning associated with understanding and remembering information, which in turn is different from thinking critically and creatively, solving problems, making decisions, or change paradigms in the light of evidence. Differing outcomes involve different ways of learning and teaching strategies. The authors provide the reader with a conceptual approach for selecting appropriate teaching strategies for different types of content, and for achieving specific learning objectives. They demonstrate through examples how a focused and purposeful selection of activities improves student performance, and in the process makes for a more effective and satisfying teaching experience. The core of the book presents a chapter on each of the seven ways of learning. Each chapter offers a full description of the process, illustrates its application with examples from different academic fields and types of institutions, clearly describes the teacher’s facilitation role, and covers assessment and online use. The seven ways of learning are: Behavioral Learning; Cognitive Learning; Learning through Inquiry; Learning with Mental Models; Learning through Groups and Teams; Learning through Virtual Realities; and Experiential Learning. Along the way, the authors provide the reader with a basis for evaluating other approaches to teaching and other learning methodologies so that she or he can confidently go beyond the “seven ways” to adapt or adopt further strategies. This is the ideal companion for teachers who are beginning to explore new ways of teaching, and want to do some serious independent thinking about learning. The book can also be used to prepare graduate students for teaching, and will be welcomed by centers for teaching and learning to help continuing faculty re-examine a particular aspect of their teaching.