ERIC Number: ED297676
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
Tips for Teaching.
TUTOR: Graduate Teacher Program Newsletter, v3 n4 Win 1987
Suggestions on how to enhance college teaching are provided. Lecturing is stressed as a critical component of teaching, and each lecture's introduction, main body, and conclusion must be correlated prior to any given lecture. Information on how to compose and give a lecture includes: what to put in an introduction; what can be done to help the student grasp the main body of the lecture; how to write a conclusion; what is the best style; how to ask for questions; how to deal with offensive students in a lecture situation; and how close to stay to the text. A section on asking questions focuses on: how to get students ready for a question and answer session; what kind of questions to ask; how to get past the factual level; how to answer; how to cue students into giving more detailed or complex responses; how to call on volunteers and non-volunteers; what to do if a student answers incorrectly; and bad habits. Evaluation topics are: use of "canned" tests; what to include in a test; length of tests; precautions to take in constructing multiple-choice items; marking essays and projects; what makes a test fair; and what to do with a filing student who approaches the teacher asking for help.
Descriptors: College Instruction, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Evaluation Methods, Grading, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Learning Processes, Lecture Method, Questioning Techniques, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods, Test Construction
The TUTOR Graduate Teacher Program Newsletter, University Learning Center, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309-0107.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.