ERIC Number: ED177957
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
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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)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Classroom Techniques, College Faculty, College Instruction, College Students, Educational Research, Ethics, Faculty Development, Grades (Scholastic), Higher Education, Individualized Instruction, Instructional Improvement, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods
D.C. Heath and Co., Lexington, MA 02173
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Tests/Questionnaires; Books
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