ERIC Number: ED403810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Models for Improving College Teaching: A Faculty Resource. ERIC Digest.
Travis, Jon E.
Based on a longer report with the same title, this digest summarizes what college faculty can do to improve their teaching. It maintains that faculty need to stop viewing college teaching as "covering the content" and start viewing it as "helping students learn." To help faculty achieve such an instructional transformation, numerous faculty development programs and professionals promote the development of expertise in teaching. Six categories of teaching models are highlighted: assessment and feedback, discussion and sharing, dissemination, clinical development, teaching and learning, and instructional planning. The models include Classroom Assessment, the Great Teachers Seminar, the Integration of Teaching and Learning Styles, the Instructional Skills Workshop, Adaptive Control of Thought, Multiple Intelligences and Teaching, Instructional Event Design, and the Five-Step Process for Improving Teaching. These and other models similarly designed to enhance learning offer specific procedures that can be implemented easily, without formal training. (MDM)
Descriptors: Cognitive Style, College Faculty, College Instruction, Faculty Development, Feedback, Higher Education, Instructional Improvement, Reflective Teaching, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Models
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Higher Education, Washington, DC.; George Washington Univ., Washington, DC. Graduate School of Education and Human Development.