ERIC Number: ED395541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Readings To Improve Selected Teaching Methods. IDEA Paper No. 30.
Cashin, William E.
This paper presents suggested readings to aid instructors in honing their teaching skills. As a point of departure 20 IDEA Teaching Methods are used. Readings are divided into four categories: communicating content and purpose, involving students, creating enthusiasm, and preparing exams. Helpful material is suggested for specific topics within these categories. Areas covered include stating course objectives, demonstrating the importance of subject matter, motivating students, presenting material in a clear and organized way, helping students develop higher levels of thinking, developing classroom discussion, using alternative teaching strategies, fitting teaching methods to instructional goals and student needs, improving feedback to students, communicating enthusiasm for the subject, stimulating students' intellectual and emotional response to the material, planning the course, improving testing, improving essay, oral and performance exam items, and improving objective exam items. (Contains 35 references.) (JPB)
Descriptors: College Instruction, Course Descriptions, Course Objectives, Higher Education, Instructional Development, Instructional Effectiveness, Questioning Techniques, Student Motivation, Student Participation, Teacher Education, Teacher Improvement, Test Construction
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Univ., Manhattan. Center for Faculty Evaluation and Development in Higher Education.
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