ERIC Number: ED432185
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching at the United States Army War College: Philosophy, Practice, and Resources. AY [Academic Year] 2000.
Goss, John R., III
This manual is intended for use as part of a 3-day orientation training for new faculty at the U.S. Army War College (USAWC) in Pennsylvania, a facility which trains tactical and operational leaders for policy and strategy roles in the military and related agencies. The orientation focuses on five factors which determine the value of an educational program: (1) the teacher (abilities, empathy, and support); (2) texts, learning materials, and teaching techniques (appropriateness and applications); (3) feeling welcome in the learning environment; (4) self-achievement assessments; and (5) relative challenge of the course. Following an introduction and the syllabus, the first four chapters address the following topics: the USAWC mission; the resource-rich environment of the USAWC; learner-centered, inquiry-driven graduate study; and teacher and student experience and knowledge negotiating and positioning. Chapter 5 is a reprint of "Collaborative Learning: Higher Education, Interdependence, and the Authority of Knowledge" by Kenneth A. Bruffee. Chapter 6 is comprised of two reprints: "Learning Styles & Teaching Strategies" (Jeff King) and "A User's Guide to the Case Study Method of Teaching" (James F. Holcomb). Chapter 7 briefly describes a workshop conducted by Carol Barton on critical thinking, writing, and graduate study. Chapter 8 provides a handbook for a workshop on using the technology available in USAWC classrooms. The concluding chapter includes a reprint of "Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher" (Stephen D. Brookfield). (DB)
Descriptors: Beginning Teacher Induction, Computer Uses in Education, Cooperative Learning, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Educational Technology, Faculty Development, Graduate Study, Higher Education, Inquiry, Inservice Teacher Education, Knowledge Base for Teaching, Military Personnel, Military Science, Reflective Teaching, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Army War Coll., Carlisle Barracks, PA.