ERIC Number: ED024854
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1967
Faculty Handbook. Part II. Improving Teaching.
Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Washington, DC.
Part of a faculty handbook by the Graduate School of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, this section reviews and discusses research on adult characteristics and adult learning, (including effects of group structure), the setting of course objectives, conditions required for an effective learning experience, teaching methods, and techniques for student and instructor evaluation. Student motivation, awareness of needs and goals, opportunity to practice learning, suitable instructional materials, and satisfaction are explained in the light of findings from adult and higher educational research. The role of instructors and students in the instructional process is discussed; the values, limitations, and requirements of specific methods are outlined. Also included are 24 references, Allport's teacher evaluation plan, a self-evaluation checklist, and an appendix which suggests teaching techniques. (ly)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Department of Agriculture Graduate School, Washington, DC.