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: 6427

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: 5084

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.

Teaching, Learning, Assessing

A Guide for Effective Teaching at College and University

Author: Kara Smith

Publisher: Oakville, ON : Mosaic Press

ISBN: 9780889628663

Category: Education

Page: 189

View: 7823

Teaching is now a global profession and the skills of good teaching are at premium. Every society is making major investment to developeffective and professionally competent teachers.This book now gives us an insider’s view of how to teach effectively,revealing the secrets of the trade, with practical guides,exercises, evaluations and a lot more.Drawn from 461 years of experience and research in teaching, the16 authors of this book are all experienced university and collegeteachers. The contributors come from a wide and varied disciplinarybackground – from the sciences, mathematics, art, history, geography, psychology, economics,sociology, English and more!

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: 5586

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: 5611

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.

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: 3235

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.

Effective College Teaching

Fresh Insights and Exemplary Practices

Author: Edwin George Ralph

Publisher: New York : Nova Science Publishers

ISBN: 9781590336557

Category: Education

Page: 121

View: 4203

During the past decade there has been a notable growth of interest in the enhancement of instruction in post-secondary institutions in many countries. Although teaching has always been one of the three fundamental components of the work of the professorate in universities and colleges (together with research and service), its relative importance has dramatically increased in recent years (Boyer, 1990). Evidence of this growth has been shown on three fronts: (a) by a proliferation of new books, journals, and articles published on various aspects of the teaching/learning process in higher education; (b) by an expansion in the number of national and international professional associations and conferences related to the teaching enterprise; and (c) by the establishment in many post-secondary institutions of special offices or centres devoted to the enhancement of the teaching function, particularly at the undergraduate level. Yet, the three often-asked and debated questions related to this whole subject still arise: what is effective teaching? how can it be measured and/or assessed? and can individuals acquire and/or enhance these skills, and if so, how? The major goal of this book is to provide readers with fresh and practical insights about excellent teaching at the college level, and to present particular examples of it.

The Teaching of Psychology

Essays in Honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer

Author: Stephen F. Davis,William Buskist

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 1135644152

Category: Psychology

Page: 544

View: 7419

The Teaching of Psychology is centered around the masterful work of two champions of the teaching of psychology, Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer, in order to recognize their seminal contributions to the teaching of the discipline. The book's main goal is to provide comprehensive coverage and analysis of the basic philosophies, current issues, and the basic skills related to effective teaching in psychology. It transcends the typical "nuts and bolts" type books and includes such topics as teaching at small colleges versus a major university, teaching and course portfolios, the scholarship of teaching, what to expect early in a teaching career, and lifelong learning. The Teaching of Psychology also features: Biographies of Bill McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer Fourteen chapters written by leading authorities in the teaching of psychology, which provide overviews of the latest psychological research and theories in effective college and university teaching. These chapters cover lecturing, classroom presence, using humor in teaching, pedagogy, advising, teaching critical thinking, writing, and technology, and training graduate students to teach Useful advice to new teachers and seasoned veterans, including qualities of master teachers, understanding the many facets of working within the academy, and teaching with technology Insights into teaching specific courses within the psychology curriculum, including the history of psychology, biological psychology, statistics and research methods, learning, social psychology, personality, psychology of women, cross-cultural psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, psychology of religion, and environmental psychology A closing section containing Bill McKeachie's and Charles L. Brewer's perspectives into the teaching of psychology and its history, highlights, and future. This book is intended for academic psychologists who teach and/or train graduate assistants to teach at the college and university level. All royalities from this book will be donated to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), which each year sponsors many activities across the country to promote the teaching of psychology.

A Guide to Teaching Effective Seminars

Conversation, Identity, and Power

Author: Susan R. Fiksdal

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135037264

Category: Education

Page: 166

View: 6403

A Guide to Teaching Effective Seminars provides college and university faculty with a new approach to thinking about their teaching and helps them develop a deeper understanding of conversation itself. Seminars often inspire collaborative learning and produce rich educational environments, yet even experienced faculty find these conversations can range in quality. A Guide to Teaching Effective Seminars addresses this challenge by presenting a sociolinguistic perspective on seminars and providing instructors with best practices to manage successful seminars. Grounded in research, data, and her own deep experience teaching seminars, author Susan Fiksdal reveals ways students negotiate perspectives on reading, on conversation, and on social identities and power. By giving readers an appreciation of the discourse of seminars, the book helps to undermine stereotypes about language and people, increase civility, reduce misunderstandings, and foster tolerance for new ideas and diverse ways of expressing them. This important resource is for faculty members at all levels of experience and in every discipline who want practical advice about facilitating effective seminars. Special Features: Each chapter explores a key aspect of conversation with examples from a wide range of seminars across disciplines. Transcripts from videotaped seminars showcase authentic conversations and negotiations between students. End-of-chapter best practices promote critical thinking and collaboration. A companion website features video clips of the transcripts in the book and 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: 3743

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.

Teaching tips

strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers

Author: Wilbert James McKeachie,Nancy Van Note Chism

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780669067521

Category: Education

Page: 444

View: 8804

The Teaching of Psychology

Essays in Honor of Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer

Author: Wilbert James McKeachie,Charles L. Brewer,Stephen F. Davis,William Buskist

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780805839548

Category: Psychology

Page: 521

View: 8681

The Teaching of Psychology is centered around the masterful work of two champions of the teaching of psychology, Wilbert J. McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer, in order to recognize their seminal contributions to the teaching of the discipline. The book's main goal is to provide comprehensive coverage and analysis of the basic philosophies, current issues, and the basic skills related to effective teaching in psychology. It transcends the typical "nuts and bolts" type books and includes such topics as teaching at small colleges versus a major university, teaching and course portfolios, the scholarship of teaching, what to expect early in a teaching career, and lifelong learning. The Teaching of Psychology also features: *biographies of Bill McKeachie and Charles L. Brewer; *fourteen chapters written by leading authorities in the teaching of psychology, which provide overviews of the latest psychological research and theories in effective college and university teaching. These chapters cover lecturing, classroom presence, using humor in teaching, pedagogy, advising, teaching critical thinking, writing, and technology, and training graduate students to teach; *useful advice to new teachers and seasoned veterans, including qualities of master teachers, understanding the many facets of working within the academy, and teaching with technology; *insights into teaching specific courses within the psychology curriculum, including the history of psychology, biological psychology, statistics and research methods, learning, social psychology, personality, psychology of women, cross-cultural psychology, industrial/organizational psychology, psychology of religion, and environmental psychology; and *a closing section containing Bill McKeachie's and Charles L. Brewer's perspectives into the teaching of psychology and its history, highlights, and future. This book is intended for academic psychologists who teach and/or train graduate assistants to teach at the college and university level. All royalities from this book will be donated to the Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association), which each year sponsors many activities across the country to promote the teaching of psychology.

Professional Development

A Guide to Resources

Author: Sally Shake Gaff,Conrad Festa,Jerry G. Gaff

Publisher: Transaction Publishers

ISBN: 9781412832021

Category: College teachers

Page: 110

View: 2375

Psychology

Boundaries and Frontiers

Author: William Buskist,David W. Gerbing

Publisher: Scott Foresman & Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Psychology

Page: 667

View: 412

Studying Diversity in Teacher Education

Author: Arnetha F. Ball,Cynthia A. Tyson

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442204419

Category: Education

Page: 437

View: 2071

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Rethinking University Teaching

A Framework for the Effective Use of Educational Technology

Author: Diana Laurillard

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415092892

Category: College teaching

Page: 284

View: 3989

Teachers in higher education are slowly accepting the fact that they have to become more professional in their approach to teaching, matching their professionalism in research. The notions of quality audit and teacher appraisal are new, and in their existing forms ill-founded, but they represent a challenge that teachers will have to face. The book aims to prepare them for this: both to contribute towards a well-founded implementation of quality audits and appraisal, and to achieve their personal aims of improving their teaching and their students' learning. There is also a growing recognition that the technological media have the potential to improve student learning, or at least teach efficiency, and university teachers are looking for ways of increasing their understanding of what can be done with the new media, and how to do it. This book will inform them about what has been done and what is already known, helping them to think constructively and critically, and building toward a practical methodology for the design, development, and implementation of educational technologies. Part one explores students' learning, and what it is that they need from educational technology; part tow looks at individual teaching methods and media, including non-interactive media (lectures, print, audio, etc.), hypermedia (CD-ROM, etc.), and interactive media (simulations, modelling programs etc.); and part three discussed the design methodology, designing learning activities, setting up the learning context and maintaining quality. Diana Laurillard is Professor of Educational Technology, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Learning Technology and Teaching, at The Open University. She was a member of the National Committee for the Inquiry into Higher Education, chaired by Sir Ron Dearing.