ERIC Number: ED342746
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Enhancing the Scholarship of Teaching: Who Should Lead?
Whooley, John E.
This study was conducted to examine a campus-wide service activity, provided by School of Education faculty and administration. The program described aims to enhance student development by improving teaching across the university campus. University faculties are challenged to extend the mission of schools, colleges, or departments of education (SCDEs) to serve the teaching needs of university faculty members who are established research scholars but have had little opportunity to develop the scholarship of teaching. SCDEs are encouraged to provide leadership for the improvement of instruction at the university level. A 24-hour workshop for university faculty approaches instruction as a direct, systematic process acknowledging the art of teaching while emphasizing the knowledge that undergirds it. The workshop has three areas of emphasis: (1) planning learning outcomes; (2) helping ensure learner success; and (3) evaluating both learning and teaching. The importance of learner development, thinking skills, and evaluation strategies of learning outcomes at varied levels of cognitive functioning are stressed. Participant follow-up studies indicate that respondents find the workshop has helped them to better plan instruction, carry out instruction, evaluate learner achievement, and evaluate their own instruction. (Author/LL)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (San Antonio, TX, February 25-28, 1992).