ERIC Number: ED390323
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Teaching on Solid Ground: Using Scholarship To Improve Practice.
Menges, Robert J., Ed.; Weimer, Maryellen, Ed.
This collection of 15 essays is designed to help improve college instruction through reflection that results in better practice, to make teaching more student-centered, and to further a more connected view of teaching and learning. It includes: (1) "Why Scholarship Is the Bedrock of Good Teaching" (Maryellen Weimer); (2) "Teaching and Today's College Students" (M. Lee Upcraft); (3) "Making the Transition to College" (Patrick T. Terenzini and others); (4) "Student Motivation from the Teacher's Perspective" (Raymond P. Perry and others); (5) "Collaborative Learning: Creating Knowledge with Students" (Roberta S. Matthews); (6) "Assessing Student Involvement in Learning" (Robert C. Froh and Mark Hawkes); (7) "New Roles for Teachers in Today's Classrooms" (Susan B. Miller); (8)"Planning and Developing Effective Courses" (George L. Geis); (9) "Assignments That Promote and Integrate Learning" (Joseph Lowman); (10) "Feedback for Enhanced Teaching and Learning" (Robert J. Menges and William C. Rando); (11) "How Research on Learning Strengthens Instruction" (Marilla D. Svinicki and others); (12) "What College Teachers Need To Know" (Sarah M. Dinham); (13) "Fostering Instructional Vitality and Motivation" (Charles J. Walker and others); (14) "Supporting Diversity through Campus Culture" (William G. Tierney and Estela Mara Bensimon); and (15) "Using Assessment To Improve Instruction" (Trudy W. Banta). Each essay contains a reference list. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Cooperation, Cultural Pluralism, Curriculum Development, Educational Research, Feedback, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Research and Development, Student Attitudes, Student Centered Curriculum, Student Evaluation, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teaching Methods, Theory Practice Relationship
Jossey-Bass Inc., 350 Sansome St., San Francisco, CA 94104 ($34.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, University Park, PA.
Authoring Institution: N/A