ERIC Number: ED314116
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation Abstracts: Volume XI, Numbers 1-30.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v11 n1-30
This series of one- to two-page abstracts highlights a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered in the abstracts include: (1) cooperative planning for institutional excellence; (2) rewarding scholarship among community college faculty; (3) in-class debates as a learning strategy; (4) instructional approaches for remedial mathematics and English composition; (5) providing incentives for faculty publishing; (6) creating supportive environments for change and for effective adult learning; (7) strategies for helping students with declining grade point averages; (8) using a lottery approach to get students to "volunteer" to answer review questions; (9) study groups and study partners; (10) motivating adult basic education students; (11) helping students prepare for biology exams; (12) goal-setting and goal-using as learning strategies; (13) survival strategies for nursing students; (14) faculty hiring practices; (15) using desktop computers and combined auditory, kinesthetic, and visual learning methods in auto shop; and using computers to recruit students for the program; (16) enhancing critical thinking; (17) an experiment with freshman education majors in a college mathematics course; (18) formal program review of student services programs; (19) faculty taking classes from colleagues in other departments; (20) techniques to help instructors remember names and faces; (21) enhancing teacher enthusiasm; (22) selecting a chief instructional officer; (23) freshman orientation; (24) humor in instruction; (25) critical thinking and collaborative learning; (26) a review of the movie "Dead Poets Society"; (27) "Podium," a journal designed to promote educational research in the community college; (28) improving classroom communication; (29) staff development through a wilderness program; (30) employee orientation; (31) a common-sense approach to good teaching; and (32) the future of writing-across-the-curriculum programs. (JMC)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; 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.