ERIC Number: ED276484
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Innovation Abstracts, Volume VIII, Numbers 1-29.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v8 n1-29 Jan-Dec 86
This series of one- and two-page abstracts highlights a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered in the articles include: the use of "trigger films" in group learning situations; letter writing as a means of maintaining group cohesion in a nontraditional classroom; creative grading; the use of "Innovation Abstracts"; instructional strategies for multilingual vocational education; interdisciplinary science-humanities courses; professional development for classified staff; improving student retention; the scoring of writing assignments; student feedback; the value of "reinventing the wheel"; cultural literacy; European study tours; critical thinking and valuing as basic skills; word processor use in composition courses; dropout prevention through expectancy value theory; academic advising; teaching and grading methods in business law classes; a competition for high school students; student persistence at Miami-Dade Community College (Florida); active learning; the "interactive errand" as an instructional tool for English as a second language; improving study skills; enhancing student creativity; Red Deer College's (Alberta, Canada) preceptorship program; teleconference extension courses; faculty development at Yukon College (Alaska); social science research projects; teaching the philosophy of success; conducting efficient meetings; qualities of outstanding teachers; computerized practice sets; and tandem testing. (LAL)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.