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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.
Guest-authored chapters offer advice and instruction from renowned educators, including Peter Elbow and Mary Deane Sorcinelli on writing, Jane Halonen on teaching thinking, and Brian P. Coppola on laboratory instruction.
Technology coverage includes topics such as the use of Microsoft PowerPoint slides, plagiarism, and effective Web research.
Additional important coverage includes experiential learning, recent policy shifts, diversity and gender issues, and standards and accountability.
Table of Contents
|Countdown for Course Preparation|
|Meeting a Class for the First Time|
|Basic Skills For Facilitating Student Learning|
|Reading as Active Learning|
|Facilitating Discussion: Posing Problems, Listening, Questioning|
|How to Make Lectures More Effective|
|Assessing, Testing, and Evaluating: Grading Is Not the Most Important Function|
|Testing: The Details|
|Good Designs for Written Feedback for Students|
|The ABC's of Assigning Grades|
|Motivation in the College Classroom|
|Teaching Culturally Diverse Students|
|Dealing with Student Problems and Problem Students (There's Almost Always at Least One!)|
|Adding to Your Repertoire of Skills and Strategies for Facilitating Active Learning|
|Active Learning: Group-based Learning|
|Experiential Learning: Case-based, Problem-based, and Reality-based|
|Using High-Stakes and Low-Stakes Writing to Enhance Learning|
|Technology and Teaching|
|Skills For Use In Other Teaching Situations|
|Teaching Large Classes (You Can Still Get Active Learning!)|
|Laboratory Instruction: Ensuring an Active Learning Experience|
|Teaching for Higher-Level Goals|
|Teaching Students How to Become More Strategic and Self-Regulated Learners|
|The Ethics of Teaching and the Teaching of Ethics|
|Lifelong Learning For The Teacher|
|Vitality and Growth Throughout Your Teaching Career|
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