ERIC Number: ED341446
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Development: A Handbook for Instructors. 1992 Edition.
Community Coll. of Vermont, Waterbury.
Developed as a resource for faculty members at the Community College of Vermont (CCV), this four-part handbook provides information about the CCV and presents ideas and strategies for enhancing the effectiveness of teaching. Part I reviews the history of the CCV; examines the institution's mission, goals, and programs; profiles the CCV's teachers and students; discusses the role and availability of support staff; and provides a list of answers to commonly asked questions. Part II presents a selection of theoretical perspectives on successful approaches to teaching adults, including a discussion of the teacher's role and the goals of teaching; an overview of adult learning theory; and an outline of the Kolb approach to understanding student learning styles. Part III provides information about course planning, including a discussion of approaches to developing learning objectives, planning teaching methods and learning activities, identifying appropriate classroom assessment and evaluation strategies and criteria, conducting a final evaluation, determining course completion requirements, selecting textbooks, and utilizing special resources from the library services. The final part of the handbook provides detailed suggestions for making classes more lively and productive, including ideas for delivering effective lectures; leading discussions; using small groups; implementing experiential learning exercises; making use of assignments, quizzes, and audiovisual tools; writing effective evaluations; and dealing with quiet students, diversity and equity issues, and serious student learning problems. A list of 21 references are included. (PAA)
Descriptors: Adult Students, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Style, College Faculty, Community Colleges, Course Organization, Faculty Development, Faculty Handbooks, Institutional Mission, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Learning Strategies, Learning Theories, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Community Coll. of Vermont, Waterbury.