Engaging Ideas

The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

Author: John C. Bean

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118062337

Category: Education

Page: 384

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Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.

Writing in the Disciplines

Author: Mary Deane,Peter O'Neill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 023034576X

Category: Study Aids

Page: 304

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'Writing in the Disciplines' (WiD) is a growing field in which discipline-based academics, writing developers, and learning technologists collaborate to help students succeed as subject specialists. This book places WiD in its theoretical and cultural contexts and reports on initiatives taking place at a range of UK higher education institutions. Also includes surveys of current developments and scholarship in the US, Australia, Europe and elsewhere, making it of interest to both a UK and an international audience.

The Skillful Teacher

On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119019869

Category: Education

Page: 336

View: 8147

Energize your classrooms with these key techniques for collegeteaching Students say the best teachers get them excited about learning,stretch their thinking, and keep them actively involved in class.But with increasingly diverse classrooms and constantly changingtechnology, each semester throws up new challenges for engagingstudents. Discover how to keep your teaching, and your students, energizedwith The Skillful Teacher, a practical guide to effectivetechniques, approaches, and methods for today's college classrooms.Providing insights, reflections, and advice from his four decadesof college teaching, Stephen Brookfield now adapts his successfulmethods to teaching online, working with diverse studentpopulations, and making classrooms truly inclusive. As well asbeing completely revised, updated, and rewritten, this edition addssix brand new chapters on: Teaching critical thinking Using play and creativity in the classroom Teaching in teams Helping students take responsibility for learning Teaching about racism Exercising teacher power responsibly Readers will delve into what learning feels like from astudent's perspective, as well as absorb the wisdom of veterancollege faculty with whom the author has worked. Themes from thebestselling previous editions remain, but are revisited andexpanded with the perspective of an additional decade in theclassroom. This authoritative guide is now even more comprehensiveto better serve teachers looking to improve. Whether you are new tothe classroom or are looking to rise to new challenges, TheSkillful Teacher will provide answers, expand your repertoireof techniques, and invigorate your teaching and yourclassrooms.

Linked Courses for General Education and Integrative Learning

A Guide for Faculty and Administrators

Author: Margot Soven,Dolores Lehr,Siskanna Naynaha,Wendy Olson

Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 1579228798

Category: Education

Page: 288

View: 6849

Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as “high impact”, learning communities – one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book – lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and often these courses are linked around a particular interdisciplinary theme. Creating a cohort that works together for two paired courses motivates students, while the course structure promotes integrative learning as students make connections between disciplines. This volume covers both “linked courses” in which faculty may work to coordinate syllabi and assignments, but teach most of their courses separately, as well as well as “paired courses” in which two or more courses are team taught in an integrated program in which faculty participate as learners as well as teachers. Part One, Linked Course Pedagogies, includes several case studies of specific linked courses, including a study skills course paired with a worldview course; a community college course that challenges students’ compartmentalized thinking; and a paired course whose outcomes can be directly compared to parallel stand-alone courses Part Two, Linked Course Programs, includes a description of several institutional programs representing a variety of linked course program models. Each chapter includes information about program implementation, staffing logistics and concerns, curriculum development, pedagogical strategies, and faculty development. Part Three, Assessing Linked Courses, highlights the role of assessment in supporting, maintaining, and improving linked course programs by sharing assessment models and describing how faculty and administrators have used particular assessment practices in order to improve their linked course programs.

Learning Development in Higher Education

Author: Peter Hartley,John Hilsdon,Christine Keenan,Sandra Sinfield,Michelle Verity

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0230365043

Category: Study Aids

Page: 288

View: 6904

This book shows how Learning Development enhances the student experience and promotes active engagement. Written by staff from the UK's largest collaborative Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL), the book includes important insights for everyone interested in supporting student retention, progression and success.

Engaging Imagination

Helping Students Become Creative and Reflective Thinkers

Author: Al James,Stephen D. Brookfield

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118836111

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 5669

How to nurture creativity in tomorrow’sinnovators—today’s college students When asked what they want colleges to emphasize most, employersdidn’t put science, computing, math, or business managementfirst. According to AAC&U’s 2013 employer survey, 95% ofemployers give hiring preference to college graduates with skillsthat will enable them to contribute to innovation in the workplace.In Engaging Imagination: Helping Students Become Creative andReflective Thinkers, two leading educators help collegeinstructors across disciplines engage students in nurturingcreativity and innovation for success beyond the classroom. AlisonJames, an expert in creative arts education, and Stephen D.Brookfield, bestselling author, outline how creative explorationcan extend students’ reflective capabilities in a purposefulway, help them understand their own potential and learning moreclearly, and imbue students with the freedom to generate andexplore new questions. This book: shows why building creative skills pays dividends in theclassroom and in students’ professional lives long aftergraduation; offers research-based, classroom-tested approaches tocultivating creativity and innovation in the college setting; provides practical tools for incorporating “play”into the college curriculum; draws on recent advances in the corporate sector where creativeapproaches have been adopted to reinvigorate thinking andproblem-solving processes; and includes examples from a variety of disciplines andsettings. Engaging Imagination is for college and university facultywho need to prepare students for the real challenges oftomorrow’s workplace.

Learner-Centered Teaching

Five Key Changes to Practice

Author: Maryellen Weimer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118416163

Category: Education

Page: 304

View: 9183

Praise for Maryellen Weimer's Inspired CollegeTeaching "The thoughtfulness, personalization, and considerationMaryellen Weimer demonstrates in discussing the experience offaculty members, her ability to identify issues that are shared andsolvable, and her suggestions and solutions to commonly experiencedstressors and difficulties in college teaching are major strengthsof this volume. . . . In a way, it is a 'workshop between bookcovers'—or perhaps several workshops!" —Laura L. B. Border, director, Graduate TeacherProgram and Collaborative Preparing Future Faculty Network,University of Colorado at Boulder "A book by Maryellen Weimer always displays her wonderful graspof the literature on college teaching and learning, her ability totell good stories, and her wit and wisdom. This one is noexception." —Nancy Van Note Chism, professor, Indiana UniversitySchool of Education, Indiana University-Purdue UniversityIndianapolis Praise for Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching andLearning "In her characteristically research-based, direct, and practicalstyle, Maryellen Weimer provides a much-needed guide, critique, androad map of the scholarship of teaching and learning. Weimer's newbook will be of use to teachers, researchers, and administratorsalike and nicely complements her Learner-Centered Teachingand Classroom Research, by Cross and Steadman." —Thomas A. Angelo, director, University TeachingDevelopment Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, NewZealand "Yet again, Maryellen Weimer has made a perfectly timedcontribution to the pursuit of excellence in teaching and learning.Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning doesindeed shed clarifying light on the exciting new emphasis onscholarly approaches to teaching. In her distinctivelyconversational and clear style, Dr. Weimer maps out the nature ofpedagogical literature—how to read it and how to contribute toit. . . . This book is the perfect next step in the journey tounderstand the benefits of scholarly teaching." —Gary Poole, director, Centre for Teaching andAcademic Growth; founding director, Institute for the Scholarshipof Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia

Innovative Business School Teaching

Engaging the Millennial Generation

Author: Elaine Doyle,Patrick Buckley,Conor Carroll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136287892

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 242

View: 8945

Innovative Business School Teaching showcases the latest pedagogic innovations that actively engage the millennial generation in learning within the business domain. In the context of the contemporary macro issues facing higher education, this book presents the latest teaching practices and tools used in higher education business teaching, clearly illustrating the practical ways in which business teachers can confront current pedagogic challenges. All of the contributors to this edited book have outstanding track records in teaching, having won national and international awards for teaching excellence, as well as publishing widely on pedagogy. Best practice teaching from multiple jurisdictions across a broad spectrum of business schools is represented. Each contributor shares their innovative teaching tools and techniques in a manner that emphasises how these tools can be adapted to other contexts, thus providing readers with an invaluable teaching resource.

The Course Syllabus

A Learning-Centered Approach

Author: Judith Grunert O'Brien,Barbara J. Millis,Margaret W. Cohen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470605493

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 6410

When it was first published in 1997, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty. Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Because faculty members are now deeply committed to engaging students in learning, the syllabus has evolved into a useful, if lengthy, document. Today's syllabus provides details about course objectives, requirements and expectations, and also includes information about teaching philosophies, specific activities and the rationale for their use, and tools essential to student success.

Emerging Adulthood

The Winding Road from the Late Teens Through the Twenties

Author: Jeffrey Jensen Arnett

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0190209585

Category: Psychology

Page: 288

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In recent decades, the lives of people in their late teens and twenties have changed so dramatically that a new stage of life has developed. In his provocative work, Jeffrey Jensen Arnett has identified the period of emerging adulthood as distinct from both the adolescence that precedes it and the young adulthood that comes in its wake. Arnett's new paradigm has received a surge of scholarly attention due to his book that launched the field, Emerging Adulthood. On the 10th Anniversary of the publication of his groundbreaking work, the second edition of Emerging Adulthood fully updates and expands Arnett's findings and includes brand new chapters on media use, social class issues, and the distinctive problems of this life stage. In spite of the challenges they face, Arnett explains that emerging adults are particularly skilled at maintaining contradictory emotions--they are confident while being wary, and optimistic in the face of large degrees of uncertainty. Merging stories from the lives of emerging adults themselves with decades of research, Arnett covers a wide range of topics, including love and sex, relationships with parents, experiences at college and work, and views of what it means to be an adult. He also refutes many of the negative stereotypes about emerging adults today, finding that they are not "lazy" but remarkably hard-working in most cases, and not "selfish" but rather concerned with making a contribution to improving the world. As the nature of American youth and the meaning of adulthood further evolve, Emerging Adulthood will continue to be essential reading for understanding the face of modern America.

Student Writing in the Quantitative Disciplines

A Guide for College Faculty

Author: Patrick Bahls

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118205820

Category: Education

Page: 192

View: 9421

Designing interesting problems and writing assignments is one ofthe chief tasks of all teachers, but it can be especiallychallenging to translate and apply learning theory, good teachingtechniques, and writing assignments into STEM and otherquantitative disciplines. Student Writing in the QuantitativeDisciplines offers instructors in math-based disciplines meaningfulapproaches to making their coursework richer and more relevant fortheir students, as well as satisfying institutional imperatives forwriting curricula. This important resource provides instructorswith the hands-on skills needed to guide their students in writingwell in quantitative courses at all levels of the collegecurriculum and to promote students' general cognitive andintellectual growth. Comprehensive in scope, the book includes: Ideas for using writing as a means of learning mathematicalconcepts Illustrative examples of effective writing activities andassignments in a number of different genres Assessment criteria and effective strategies for responding tostudents' writing Examples of ways to help students engage in peer review,revision, and resubmission of their written work "Those of us who spend our lives urging faculty in alldisciplines to integrate more writing into their courses havewished for the day when someone like Patrick Bahls would stepforward with a book like this one."—Chris M. Anson, UniversityDistinguished Professor and director, Campus Writing and SpeakingProgram, North Carolina State University "Written by a mathematician, this readable, theoretically soundbook describes practical strategies for teachers in thequantitative sciences to assign and respond to students' writing.It also describes numerous approaches to writing that engagestudents in disciplinary learning, collaborative discovery, andeffective communication."—Art Young, Campbell Professor ofEnglish emeritus, Clemson University "Loaded with practical advice, this timely, important, andengaging book will be an invaluable resource for instructorswishing to bring the benefits of writing-to-learn to thequantitative disciplines. As a mathematician thoroughly grounded inwriting-across-the-curriculum scholarship, Bahls brings humor,classroom experience, and pedagogical savvy to a mission he clearlyloves—improving the quality of student learning in math andscience."—John C. Bean, professor, Seattle University, andauthor, Engaging Ideas

Transformative Learning in Nursing

A Guide for Nurse Educators

Author: Arlene H. Morris, EdD, RN, CNE,Debbie R. Faulk, PhD, MSN, RN, CNE

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 0826108695

Category: Medical

Page: 320

View: 6111

Transformative Learning Theory offers a uniquely inclusive methodology across all levels of nursing education for educators and students focused on common nursing arenas and situations. This is the only book to present practical, innovative strategies for novice and experienced nurse educators to apply Transformative Learning Theory in various curricula, courses, and learning situations. Geared for adult and returning students, the text addresses common learning issues from both learner and teacher perspectives, enabling educators and students to apply Transformative Learning to evaluate their own authentic transformation throughout their careers. Key Features: Offers a uniquely inclusive theory and methodology "Transformative Learning Theory" across degree levels for educators and students Includes practical learning strategies and activities for a broad nursing curriculum Addresses the needs of novice nurse educators with clinical, but limited pedagogical, expertise and experienced nurse educators seeking new frameworks and techniques Provides direct application for classroom, online, or hybrid learning environments Covers all aspects of simulation Designed for graduate nursing education courses

Because Writing Matters

Improving Student Writing in Our Schools

Author: National Writing Project,Carl Nagin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118429672

Category: Education

Page: 144

View: 6858

This updated edition of the best-selling book Because Writing Matters reflects the most recent research and reports on the need for teaching writing, and it includes new sections on writing and English language learners, technology, and the writing process.

Teaching Communication and Media Studies

Pedagogy and Practice

Author: Jan Fernback

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135948690

Category: Social Science

Page: 182

View: 3206

Designed for communication/media educators and graduate students, Teaching Communication and Media Studies is a practical and conceptual guide to teaching university courses in communication and media studies. Relying on her extensive experience instructing graduate students on the ins and outs of teaching, Jan Fernback discusses theoretical and applied topics central to contemporary mediated communication instruction, offering instructors at all levels strategies they can use to create a successful classroom experience. Fernback also considers the logic, design and delivery of courses in communication and media studies, while encouraging readers to reflect on their own strategic pedagogical decisions. Supplemented with interviews of successful communication instructors and sample exercises, this book is a must-have resource for all those teaching communication and media studies courses, regardless of level of experience.

Critical Thinking and the Academic Study of Religion

Author: Richard Penaskovic

Publisher: Duke University Press


Category: Religion

Page: 190

View: 5102

This work responds to a renewed emphasis on teaching in the academy. Written from the perspective of a classroom teacher, it is a practical application of the principles behind the Critical Thinking movement to the study of religion. Emphasizing that the acquisition of critical thinking depends less on what is taught than on how it is taught, the author presents concrete examples from his own experience to illustrate a student centered approach to teaching. By demonstrating how the study of religion contributes to the development of critical thinking - through the acquisition of problem-solving, decision-making, and metacognitive skills - Penaskovic suggests its value to a broader liberal arts curriculum as well. Both a theoretical review of Critical Thinking and a "nuts-and-bolts" manual on how it can be used and assessed in the classroom, this work will challenge new and veteran teachers alike to re-examine and renew what they do in the classroom. The book includes a selected, annotated bibliography on Critical Thinking. Every teacher of religion will want to read this book.

Informal Logic

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Logic

Page: N.A

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Key Methods in Geography

Author: Nicholas Clifford,Gill Valentine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780761974925

Category: Science

Page: 572

View: 8016

Key Methods in Geography is an introduction for undergraduates to the principal methodological issues involved in the collection, analysis and presentation of geographical information. It provides an accessible primer, which will be used by students as a reference throughout their degree, on all issues from research design to presentation. A unique feature of the book is that it provides definitions of terms from both human geography and physical geography. Organized into four parts: Getting Started in Geographical Research; Data Collection in Human Geography; Data Collection in Physical Geography; Analyzing and Representing Geographical Data. Each chapter is comprised of a short definition, a summary of the principal arguments, a substantive 5,000-word discussion, the use of real-life examples, and annotated notes for further reading. The teaching of research methods is integral in all geography courses. Key Methods in Geography identifies the key analytical and observational strategies with which all geography undergraduates should be conversant.