ERIC Number: ED386140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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A Handbook for Teachers in Universities & Colleges: A Guide To Improving Teaching Methods. Third Edition.
Newble, David; Cannon, Robert
This volume offers practical suggestions to teachers on how to improve teaching methods at the higher education level. Suggestions span various types of teaching tasks and settings. Chapter 1 is on teaching in large groups and includes lecture preparation, what to do when things go wrong, evaluating a lecture, and related topics. Chapter 2 discusses making a presentation at a conference or professional meeting including preparation, presentation, abstracts, posters, and chairing a conference session. Section 3 looks at small group teaching and the planning and skills needed for group management. Chapter 4 addresses practical and laboratory classes and the objectives best achieved in these classes and how to assist students in achieving them. Chapter 5 is on curriculum planning and how to do it in a systematic manner. Chapter 6 looks at assessment and aims to help ensure that assessments will measure what they are supposed to measure in a fair and accurate way. Chapter 7 discusses how to produce and use audiovisual and printed teaching materials economically and effectively. Each chapter ends with a section listing suggested readings. An index is included. (JB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Curriculum Design, Discussion (Teaching Technique), Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Materials, Large Group Instruction, Lecture Method, Multimedia Instruction, Small Group Instruction, Teaching Methods
Kogan Page, Freepost 1, 120 Pentonville Rd, London N1 9BR, England, United Kingdom (14.95 British pounds).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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