9781118119280

Learner-Centered Teaching : Five Key Changes to Practice

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  • ISBN13:

    9781118119280

  • ISBN10:

    1118119282

  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2/26/2013
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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Summary

In this new edition of the classic work, one of the nations most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching offers a comprehensive introduction to the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom, including the most up-to-date examples of practice in action from a variety of disciplines, an entirely new chapter on the research support for learner-centered approaches, and a more in-depth discussion of how students developmental issues impact the effectiveness of learner-centered teaching. Learner-Centered Teaching shows how to tie teaching and curriculum to the process and objectives of learning rather than to the content delivery alone.

Author Biography

Maryellen Weimer is a well-known writer, speaker, and proponent of effective teaching practices with more than thirty-five years of experience. She was the director of the Instructional Development Program at Pennsylvania State University for ten years and served as associate director at the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment. The editor of The Teaching Professor, a monthly newsletter on college teaching, Weimer is also the author of numerous books, including Inspired College Teaching and Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning.

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition

Acknowledgments

The Author

Part One: Foundations of the Learner-Centered Approach

1. Learner-Centered Teaching: Roots and Origins

2. Research: Evidence That Learner-Centered Approaches Work

Part Two: The Five Key Changes to Practice

3. The Role of the Teacher

4. The Balance of Power

5. The Function of Content

6. The Responsibility for Learning

7. The Purpose and Processes of Evaluation

Part Three: Implementing the Learner-Centered Approach

8. Responding to Resistance

9. Taking a Developmental Approach

Appendixes

1. Syllabus and Learning Log Entries for Speech Communications 100A

2. Resources That Develop Learning Skills

References

Index

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