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McKeachie's Teaching Tips

Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers

Paperback Engels 2012
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This book’s title--MCKEACHIE’S TEACHING TIPS: STRATEGIES, RESEARCH, AND THEORY FOR COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY TEACHERS-says it all.

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.

Features and Benefits
- A professional teaching methods classic, the book was originally written to help new college teachers feel at ease and start teaching effectively in their classrooms. The book still serves this purpose, whether readers are already teaching or preparing to do so. At the same time, many experienced instructors say they keep the book handy as an ongoing resource.
- Brief, pithy chapters in a convenient handbook format make it easy for readers to scan pages and quickly find the information they need.
- A chapter on feedback and assessment provides recommendations on how to improve the quality of teacher feedback comments and discusses ways of ensuring that these comments have maximum impact on learning.
- All of the chapters have been updated to include new developments in technologies and instructional strategies that have become more prominent since the last edition.
- 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.

Specificaties

ISBN13:9781133936794
Rubriek:Non-profit
Taal:Engels
Bindwijze:paperback
Aantal pagina's:416
Uitgever:Cengage
Druk:14
Verschijningsdatum:2-12-2012

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Inhoudsopgave

Part I: GETTING STARTED.
1. Introduction.
2. Countdown for Course Preparation.
3. Meeting a Class for the First Time.

Part II: BASIC SKILLS FOR FACILITATING STUDENT LEARNING.
4. Reading as Active Learning.
5. Facilitating Discussion.
6. How to Make Lectures More Effective.
7. Assessing, Testing, and Evaluating: Grading Is Not the Most Important Function.
8. Testing: The Details.
9. Good Designs for Written Feedback for Students.
10. Assigning Grades: What Do They Mean?

Part III: UNDERSTANDING STUDENTS.
11. Motivation in the College Classroom.
12. Teaching Culturally Diverse Students.
13. Different Students, Different Challenges.

Part IV: ADDING TO YOUR REPERTOIRE OF SKILLS AND STRATEGIES FOR FACILITATING ACTIVE LEARNING.
14. Active Learning: Group-Based Learning.
15. Experiential Learning: Case-Based, Problem-Based, and Reality-Based.
16. Using High-Stakes and Low-Stakes Writing to Enhance Learning.
17. Technology and Teaching.

Part V: SKILLS FOR USE IN OTHER TEACHING SITUATIONS.
18. Teaching Large Classes (You Can Still Get Active Learning!).
19. Laboratory Instruction: Ensuring an Active Learning Experience.

Part VI: TEACHING FOR HIGHER-LEVEL GOALS.
20. Teaching Students How to Become More Strategic and Self-Regulated Learners.
21. Teaching Thinking.
22. The Ethics of Teaching.

Part VII: LIFELONG LEARNING FOR A TEACHER.
23. Vitality and Growth Throughout Your Teaching Career.

References.
Index

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