Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education

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Januar 2001



Research on teaching in higher education shows that students who are well taught learn more than students who are poorly taught, and there are some teaching behaviors and strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching. This book identifies these strategies and presents them within a theoretical framework that explains how they promote students' active and meaningful learning. By presenting teaching as a logical structure of interconnected behaviors whose contribution to student learning is based on theory and research, the book promotes teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly, intellectual work. The book provides extensive practical advice that is based on the vast experience of the author as an instructional consultant and on research on accomplished teachers, taken from the domains of education, psychology, and speech communication. The practical ideas are separated from the theoretical part in a way that makes them easily identifiable. The book also puts forth the voice of the students through authentic comments that they wrote in thousands of instructor-evaluation forms that the author collected over many years.


Foreword by Douglas M. Osheroff. Foreword by Wilbert M. McKeachie.
Introduction: The book, its aim and content.
Part I: Effective Teaching and Learning. 1. What Makes Good Teaching. 2. Why Teach Well? 3. Teacher Thinking, Beliefs, and Approaches to Teaching. 4. Students' Learning and Their Teaching Preferences.
Part II: Teaching Methods and Styles. 5. Lecturing and Explaining. 6. Active Learning During Lectures. 7. Teaching Methods for Active Learning.
Part III: A Model of Dimensions and Strategies for Effective Teaching.
Making the Lesson Organized:- 8. Course and Lesson Organization.
Making the Lesson Clear:- 9. Clarity in Teaching - Importance and Components. 10. Simplifying the Material Presented. 11. Avoiding `Noise' in Teaching. 12. Adapting Teaching to Students. 13. Clarifying After Completing Instruction.
Making the Lesson Interesting and Engaging:- 14. Promoting Student Motivation. 15. Promoting Student Attention.
Creating a Positive Classroom Environment:- 16. Promoting a Pleasant Classroom Climate. 17. Using Humor in Teaching.
Part IV: Additional Teaching Functions. 18. Planning the Course and the Lesson. 19. Assessing Student Learning.
Part V: Promoting Good Teaching. 20. Improving Teaching for Effective Learning.
Appendix. References. Name Index. Subject Index.
EAN: 9780792368434
ISBN: 0792368436
Untertitel: 2000. Auflage. Book. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Springer
Erscheinungsdatum: Januar 2001
Seitenanzahl: 404 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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