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ERIC Number: ED248734
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984
Pages: 265
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Mastering the Techniques of Teaching.
Lowman, Joseph
Elements of good teaching and ways to master effective teaching techniques are examined, drawing on direct observation, the literature, and student accounts of outstanding professors. A model of effective college teaching that includes nine styles of classroom instruction is proposed. The dramatic and interpersonal aspects of teaching and the skill and artistry of achieving excellence in teaching are recurrent themes. Descriptions of notable college teachers are provided, and the classroom is examined as an arena in which students and teachers attempt to meet basic psychological needs and reveal their personalities. Among subjects addressed are obtaining feedback from students and motivating students to assume classroom leadership, along with fostering personal relationships with students. Attention is also directed to speech, movement, and suspense in the classroom; selecting and organizing material for the lecture; enhancing learning through classroom discussion; planning course content to maximize interest; integrating learning in and out of the classroom; evaluating student performance through testing and grading; evaluating teacher effectiveness, including the use of student ratings; and training needed by graduate instructors and junior faculty. (SW)
Jossey-Bass, Inc., 433 California Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($17.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Jossey-Bass Higher Education Series.