Much has been written for teachers recently on new theories of interactive education; here is a guide for college students. Ramsland (philosophy, Rutgers U.) explains how students can take responsibility for their own education by moving beyond passive processing edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
For courses in Student Teaching and Field Experience . The goal of this text is to help teachers to create and recreate their professional knowledge through reflection and inquiry. Readers are given the opportunity to examine and consider a variety of possible responses to teaching and learning situations, and to relate their thinking to their own experience and developing professional knowledge. Readers are invited to reflect and respond individually and collaboratively to what they read, and to document their reflections, responses, and ongoing inquiry. In this way, teachers can use what they learn to build their own unique professional knowledge in teaching, and to plan their future actions and professional practices.
Offers a framework for learning any language and provides the arguments as to why anyone should do so, as well as examining the merits of various methods of language learning. The key message of the book is the importance of self-reliance based on a positive approach and efficient organization.
The artist/educators in this book invite you to come with them on a journey of discovery into the meaning of teaching for aesthetic experience. With learning as their art, they create educational encounters with passion and feeling, and leave their students with vivid impressions, growth, and change. Each author engages in aesthetic experience from an individual perspective - as poet, dancer, visual artist, or musician - and each of them engages as an educator who brings art into his or her classroom, no matter what the subject. Inspired by the words of philosopher Maxine Greene, the contributors transform the theoretical into the practical, urging students to look to the arts and nature for simple beauty, and awaken their minds to new possibilities of creative learning.
An eight-time national chess champion and world champion martial artist shares the lessons he has learned from two very different competitive arenas, identifying key principles about learning and performance that readers can apply to their life goals. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.
Students who know how to tap their own resources have a better chance at success. The skills necessary to do this can be learned and it is the primary purpose of The Art of Learning to take them through the steps. Beginning with the importance of self-motivation, students are introduced to concrete methods for becoming responsible for their education and for moving beyond passive information processing to active involvement with classroom material. The book combines insights from philosophy, psychology, education, and studies in creativity and peak performance in a handbook on the art of being a student. Focusing on motivation, learning blocks, self-examination, and concentration, Ramsland teaches students how to utilize inner instruction to achieve thinking, creativity, and maximum personal and academic benefits. The art of being a student has been taken for granted. Students today need basic advice, and that advice should begin with the personal dynamics of the learning process.
Good teaching does not come naturally or easily to anyone, even to those who seem to have a gift for it. This concise and lively guide developed from the faculty seminars of the Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning contains hundreds of insights into the fine and difficult art of leading students to demand more of themselves, find new ways of solving problems, and awaken unsuspected talents. Filled with useful suggestions for improving teaching skills, The Art and Craft of Teaching offers solutions to problems that every instructor faces and suggests strategies that will enrich the classroom for both beginning and experienced teachers and their students.