ERIC Number: ED399911
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Classroom Research: Implementing the Scholarship of Teaching. Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series.
Cross, K. Patricia; Steadman, Mimi Harris
The centerpiece of this book are four cases which illustrate classroom research in the context of various learning issues in college classrooms. The cases are intended for discussion by readers of: (1) how the students in the hypothesized situation perceive what is going on; (2) possible hypotheses about what is interfering with student learning; (3) possible information available from research on learning; (4) and sources of more information about the relevant learning issues. Chapter 1 provides an introduction to classroom research in the context of four approaches to instructional improvement: the assessment movement, traditional educational research, faculty development, and the scholarship of teaching. The first three cases then address the following learning issues: prerequisite knowledge; metacognition and learning strategies; self-confidence and motivation; learning goals; deep and surface learning; student ratings of instruction; peer learning; intellectual development; and critical thinking. The fourth case study is offered as an exercise illustrating all the previously covered learning issues. Each case study, plus attendant hypotheses and synopses of relevant research, is followed by examples of how classroom research techniques might be used to investigate the hypotheses and to collect further information. (Contains 225 references) (JLS)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Change Strategies, Classroom Observation Techniques, Classroom Research, College Faculty, College Instruction, Course Evaluation, Educational Quality, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Intellectual Development, Learning Strategies, Metacognition, Research Design, Research Methodology, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes, Student Development, Student Educational Objectives, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Student Motivation, Teacher Role, Teacher Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers; Practitioners
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