ERIC Number: ED287421
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
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Improving Student Learning in College Classrooms.
Guskey, Thomas R.
Designed as a resource for persons interested in improving the quality of teaching and student learning, this book covers aspects of the teaching-learning process that can be altered with relative ease. Practical suggestions are given in chapters focusing on concepts known to have a strong influence on student learning. The chapters include: (1) new ideas on teaching and learning in higher education; (2) exceptionally effective college teachers (identifying and interviewing them, feedback, etc.); (3) learning and evaluation (traditional and alternative uses, critical elements, subject area differences, etc.); (4) mastery learning; (5) motivation and early success (predicting college success, importance of first semester and first test, etc.); (6) time use and student involvement (John Carroll's model, Benjamin Bloom's ideas on learning rate, allocated versus engaged time, etc.); (7) student support services (faculty contact, tutorial services, computer-assisted instruction, etc.); and (8) staff development (collegial sharing, program characteristics, etc.). (LB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, College Instruction, College Students, Feedback, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Motivation, Mastery Learning, Staff Development, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Student Personnel Services, Success, Teacher Effectiveness, Time Factors (Learning)
Charles C Thomas, Publisher, 2600 South First Street, Springfield, IL 62794-9265 ($26.75).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
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