ERIC Number: ED382062
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
Handbook of College Teaching. Theory and Applications. The Greenwood Educators' Reference Collection.
Prichard, Keith W., Ed.; Sawyer, R. McLaran, Ed.
This collection of 34 essays focuses on the practical application of theory within the domain of college classroom teaching, dealing primarily with undergraduate teaching at two- and four-year institutions. Part 1 examines the psychological foundations of teaching and learning, with chapters on cognition, student motivation, student and faculty epistemology, and student personality factors. Part 2 considers methods of college instruction, with chapters on lecturing, discussion, workshops, team teaching, team learning, laboratories, case-study, tutorials and independent study, field trips, and television teaching. Part 3 examines teaching in specific academic areas, with chapters on biology, chemistry, English, ethnic studies, French, history, mathematics, physics, psychology, and women's studies. Part 4 concentrates on special problems that confront undergraduate faculty, with chapters on such issues as teaching large classes, teaching small classes, faculty-student relationships, student behavior problems, at-risk students, and students with disabilities. Part 5 examines the role of the college instructor, with chapters on classroom management, textbook selection, test design, and student evaluation. (Each essay contains references.) (MDM)
Descriptors: Biology, Chemistry, Class Size, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Disabilities, Educational Theories, English Instruction, Ethnic Studies, French, High Risk Students, Higher Education, History Instruction, Mathematics Instruction, Physics, Psychology, Science Instruction, Student Behavior, Student Evaluation, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Test Construction, Textbook Selection, Undergraduate Study, Womens Studies
Greenwood Press, 88 Post Road West, Westport, CT 06881 ($75).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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