ERIC Number: ED358757
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Promoting Active Learning. Strategies for the College Classroom.
Meyers, Chet; Jones, Thomas B.
This book draws on classroom experiences and faculty suggestions in providing a practical guide to teaching strategies to encourage active learning in the college classroom. A wide range of teaching tools which ask students to apply what they are learning are considered, including problem-solving exercises, cooperative student projects, informal group work, simulations, case studies, and role playing. Additionally, the book discusses how various small-group exercises, simulations, and case studies can be blended with the technological and human resources available outside the classroom. The book is divided into three parts. Part 1 surveys the general subject of active learning and why it makes sense as a teaching strategy. Part 2 considers four major active-learning teaching strategies in more depth: informal small groups, cooperative student projects, simulations, and case studies. Part 3 explores how reading assignments, outside resource persons, and electronic media can be successfully integrated with active-learning strategies in the classroom. Contains approximately 150 references and an index. (GLR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Educational Environment, Educational Technology, Experiential Learning, Grouping (Instructional Purposes), Higher Education, Learning Strategies, Role Playing, Simulation, Teaching Methods, Undergraduate Study
Jossey-Bass Inc., Publishers, 350 Sansome Street, San Francisco, CA 94104 ($24.95).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: N/A