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ERIC Number: ED421908
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 226
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-1-895131-17-0
No One Way: Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.
Cranton, Patricia
This book addresses the needs of college and university instructors for an integrative, comprehensive approach to teaching and learning in higher education. The book has two purposes: first, to place teaching and learning in higher education within a theoretical framework, and second, to provide practical strategies for teaching. The introductory chapter sets out three primary goals of higher education, each related to a separate domain of knowledge (instrumental knowledge, communicative knowledge, and emancipatory knowledge). Chapter 2 discusses how circumstances influence teaching strategy, course content, program goals, and working with individual students . Chapter 3 examines the uses of psychological type theory as a basis for considering differences in teaching and learning style. Chapter 4 provides planning techniques for three levels of instruction: developing a philosophy of practice, curricula, and learning experiences. Chapter 5 offers strategies for lectures and discussions, problem-based learning, and experiential learning. Chapter 6 examines teaching and learning methods likely to facilitate acquisition of communicative knowledge, while Chapter 7 draws on the adult education literature to present strategies for fostering emancipatory learning in colleges and universities. Chapter 8 highlights means for evaluating teaching and learning. Chapter 9 presents four case studies of teaching excellence from different disciplines and types of institutions. (Contains 110 references.) (MAB)
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
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