Inspiring Students: Case Studies on Teaching Required Courses

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 1999-09-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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This book looks specifically at the problems of teaching students in higher education taking courses outside their main area of interest. This book brings together an international collection of case studies from North America, Australia, New Zealand and the UK in which practicing university teachers describe strategies which they have adopted to inspire their students. Each case study is presented in a way which enables the transfer of the key ideas to other teachers, regardless of their subject discipline. The editors provide an introduction to the book and review the key lessons to be learnt from the case studies.A practical reference for faculty developers and all teachers of service courses in higher education.U.S. Contributors: Josafina Alvarez, New Mexico State University; Jane Friedman, University of San Diego; Kathleen Flickinger, Iowa State University; John Pais, St. Louis College of Pharmacy; and John Savery, Depaul University.

Table of Contents

Notes on Contributors
Editors' Introductory Remarks
Inspiring Students: An Introductionp. 1
Experiential Learning Through Practicalsp. 7
Teaching Science to Non-science Students Using a Student-centred Classroomp. 17
Problem-based Learningp. 25
Enhancing Motivation and Learning Through Collaboration and the Use of Problemsp. 33
Simulation in Management Educationp. 43
Inspiring Students in a Health Studies Programmep. 53
Introducing Computing and Information Systemsp. 63
Introducing Communication Skillsp. 73
Library and Information Skills for the Reluctant Studentp. 83
Communications Skills Using Legal, Ethical and Professional Issuesp. 95
Mathematics Appreciationp. 103
Working With Students to Enhance an Unpopular Coursep. 113
Student-led Investigations to Introduce Statisticsp. 121
Work-based Assessments to Improve Learningp. 127
The Biology of Numbersp. 137
Introducing an Interdisciplinary Coursep. 149
The 'Art' in Introducing Technology to Non-technologistsp. 159
Editors' Concluding Commentsp. 169
Contact Detailsp. 175
Indexp. 179
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