ERIC Number: ED198859
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Oct-17
College of Alameda and CCJCA Commission on Instruction Drive-In Workshop: Sharing Successful Instructional Practices (Alameda, California, October 17, 1980).
Alameda Coll., CA.; California Community and Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.
Summaries are presented of workshop presentations which examined instructional practices that have been used successfully by community college faculty. The report first outlines the workshop agenda and then presents a position paper by Barbara E. M. Cannon, who notes that improved instructional delivery systems are a prerequisite for the success of the community college in times of fiscal constraint. The following presentations, delivered by a panel of five College of Alameda faculty members, are then summarized: (1) Alex Pappas' 13 suggestions for improving instructor/student rapport and the chances of student success; (2) Ida Pound's discussion of techniques that can be used by the instructor to make a positive first impression on students; (3) Pat Kerr's discussion of ten approaches to engineering a positive learning environment; (4) William Bell's explication of his personal teaching style, which centers around a love of the subject matter and a commitment to being honest with students; and (5) Vicki Lockhart's argument that students must be provided with a realistic assessment of their skill deficiencies. The report concludes with an evaluation of the workshop and an outline of the salient points made during three additional panel discussions concerning nontraditional students, basic skills improvement, and the interaction of personality types in the classroom. (JP)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alameda Coll., CA.; California Community and Junior Coll. Association, Sacramento.