ERIC Number: ED368318
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
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Case Studies on Teaching in Higher Education. Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Schwartz, Peter; Webb, Graham
This volume offers 20 case studies of classroom situations selected to stimulate college teachers to think about a wide array of problems they may face. All the situations were written by ordinary teachers who actually faced the incidents which they describe. Preceding each case is a brief paragraph identifying "Issues Raised" and another paragraph giving background information. Each case study is in two or three parts and each part ends with a few questions. Each case study then ends with a set of questions which invite the reader to interpret implications of the case study for their own teaching practice. Among the case study topics are the following: (1) communicating evaluation criteria, (2) dealing with a difficult student, (3) admitting being wrong, (4) student-teacher interaction outside the classroom, (5) plagiarism, (6) dealing with student complaints, (7) responding to a prank with gender implications, (8) counseling students, (9) challenges to teacher authority, (10) making exceptions to rules, (11) late assignment penalties, (12) teaching a diverse group with differing expectations, (13) animal rights (handling students' conscientious objections), and (14) dealing with a student's dissatisfaction with a colleague. An appendix describes how the cases in the book may be used for staff development seminars. Includes subject index. (Contains 22 references.) (JB)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Methods
Kogan Page Limited, 120 Pentonville Road, London, England N1 9JN, United Kingdom (16.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Research
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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