ERIC Number: ED405906
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Innovation Abstracts, Volume XV, 1993.
Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.
Innovation Abstracts, v15 n1-30 Jan-Dec 1993
This volume of 30 one- to two-page abstracts from 1993 highlights a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered in the abstracts include: (1) role-playing to encourage critical thinking; (2) team learning techniques to cultivate business skills; (3) librarian-instructor partnerships to create a bond for student success; (4) the National Institute for Staff and Organizational Development's role in faculty development; (5) teaching business law in a mock courtroom; (6) faculty development for part-time instructors; (7) a teaching factory which prepares students for careers in manufacturing; (8) honors philosophy classes that meet in restaurants; (9) strategies for teaching mathematics as an international language; (10) the use of peer review and portfolios in a writing class; (11) teaching communications for technical students; (12) using student presentations in an economics class to make technical terminology understandable; (13) assigning students two-person dialogues between television characters to debunk microbiology myths; (14) culturally sensitive strategies for teaching speakers of Black English; (15) having at-risk students assume the role of literary critics to discuss literature; (16) giving students essay questions a few days before the exam to improve study skills; (17) collaboration with college librarians in library assignments; (18) the use of drills at the beginning of class to encourage developmental mathematics attendance; (19) cooperative learning in mathematics; (20) designing an effective advisory committee; (21) a group approach to multiple choice tests; (22) using pen pals with basic writing students; (23) an incremental approach to measuring institutional effectiveness; (24) self-regulated foreign language learners; (25) the use of a feedback sheet to evaluate class performance; and (26) publishing student essays. (KP)
Descriptors: Black Dialects, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Programs, Evaluation Methods, Faculty Development, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Mathematics Instruction, Peer Evaluation, Publish or Perish Issue, Role Playing, Teacher Effectiveness, Teaching Methods, Two Year Colleges, Writing Instruction
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Richardson (Sid W.) Foundation, Fort Worth, TX.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. National Inst. for Staff and Organizational Development.