ERIC Number: ED354954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Scintillating Suggestions for Involving Students. The Faculty Handbook for Student Involvement.
Morris, Bill, Ed.
Designed for use by faculty at American River College (ARC), the four chapters of this handbook present suggestions, techniques, and resources to help teachers explore new ideas and enrich their classroom experiences. Chapter 1 contains brief descriptions by ARC faculty of successful teaching techniques, organized into the following six areas: quality student-instructor interaction; classroom management and instructor policy; classwork and homework activities; small group activities; major student projects or presentations; and relating courses to campus, real life, and out-of-class experiences. Chapter 2 presents lists of practical suggestions for increasing student involvement with respect to instructor/student interaction, general classroom management, student initiated activities, and instructor initiated activities. Next, chapter 3 provides a compilation of short student narratives on effective learning activities and presents a list of suggestions to help students increase their own involvement. Drawing on interviews with more than 100 ARC students, this chapter includes student suggestions regarding instructor teaching techniques and approaches; specific assignments or study practices; and field trips, labs, and hands-on activities. The final section details the resources available through ARC's Teaching Resource Center (TRC), including books, videos, articles, handouts, innovation abstracts, TRC services and programs, software, and seminars. Report appendixes include data collection instruments, a list of recommended readings, sample abstracts from the Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC), and a detailed description of how to use ERIC resources. (PAA)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: American River Coll., Sacramento, CA.