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ERIC Number: ED177957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Pages: 338
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching Tips. A Guidebook for the Beginning College Teacher. Seventh Edition.
McKeachie, Wilbert J.
Compiled as a guide for the beginning college teacher, this handbook covers a wide variety of issues relative to college teaching today. The book is based on four premises: (1) education should be guided by a democratic philosophy; (2) students are adults; (3) instructors can occasionally be wrong; and (4) goals of college teaching should include increasing the student's motivation and ability to continue to learn. Topics discussed include: course preparation; meeting a class for the first time; lecturing; organizing effective discussion; six roles of teachers; laboratory teaching; project methods and independent study; how to have smaller classes despite a shortage of faculty; students teaching students; reading, programmed learning, and computer-assisted instruction; PSI, TIPS, contract plans, and modular instruction; audiovisual techniques; role-playing and microteaching; term papers, student reports, visiting experts, and field trips; instructional games, simulations, and the case method; examinations; grades; morale, discipline, order; counseling and individual instruction, class size; ethical standards; motivation, learning, and cognition; personalizing education; research on teaching; student ratings of faculty; improving teaching; and faculty attitudes and teaching effectiveness. Appended are: objectives of a general psychology course, student perceptions of learning and teaching, and a checklist of teaching techniques. A 400-item bibliography is included. (SF)
D.C. Heath and Co., Lexington, MA 02173
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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