ERIC Number: ED179154
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
A Course in College Teaching in Engineering and Science. Research Bulletin.
Hereford, Susan M.; Stice, James E.
An experimental course in college teaching for graduate students in engineering and the natural sciences has been offered by the University of Texas at Austin. The program has also included students from a wide variety of academic disciplines. Most of the assignments and activities undertaken have been experientially based, but several tests and supplementary reading materials, which are described, have been used. Students are exposed to various alternatives or supplements to traditional teaching methods such as audiotutorial instructional systems, computer-based or computer-assisted instruction, and Keller's personalized system of instruction. Each student is required to present a half-hour talk to the class pertaining to a teaching method or related topic. Widely used teaching methods such as programmed instruction, discussion methods, laboratory teaching, and the use of demonstrations are also considered. Students complete two courses in media education which teaches students to assemble and run various types of projectors and to make such instructional aids as transparencies, multicolor dittomasters, color-lift transparencies, and slides. One of the most important and effective experiential aspects of the course is microteaching and the feedback it provides. Beginning in the fall of 1973 the course will become a regular offering of the College of Engineering. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Moody Foundation, Galveston, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Measurement and Evaluation Center.