ERIC Number: ED027856
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Quest for Relevance: Effective College Teaching. Volume II. The Sciences.
American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Responding to a widely expressed discontent about college teaching shared by students, faculty and administrators, representatives of national professional and higher educational associations formed a committee to study means of revitalizing and reorienting instruction. Each contributor in Volume II, selected for his outstanding teaching skills in the sciences, examines current trends in teaching in his discipline, offers a critical review of the principal methods used, and provides pertinent bibliographical references. In his Introduction, Russell M. Cooper notes the impossibility of prescribing any single method of improving teaching and calls for reflection and self-criticism by the teacher. All of the papers discuss specific aspects of college teaching: graduate assistants, students who are science and nonscience majors, laboratory procedures, use of new technology, innovative practices, and do's and don'ts of teaching. Contributions cover: "The Art of Teaching Science" by Morris H. Shamos; "A Path to Relevant Teaching" by Garrett Hardin (dealing mainly with biology); "The Earth Sciences" by Sheldon Johnson; "The Teaching of College Chemistry" by W. T. Lippincott; and "The Beginning Teacher of College Mathematics" by R. L. Wilder. An extensive bibliography is included. (JS)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.