ERIC Number: ED448824
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching for Our Times: Focus on Learning, Volume Two.
Cassara, Shirley, Ed.; Bernard, Jean M., Ed.
The articles in this book were written by faculty and staff at Bunker Hill Community College (MA), each author addressing the issue of learning by incorporating their experiences as educational leaders. In this second volume of Teaching for Our Times, the focus is on what makes and shapes learning. The 16 chapters cover topics such as learning from diversity, learning to serve, ways of learning, and transformation through learning. They illustrate the action research paradigm in which the results of learning come back to influence the style of delivery, thus completing the teaching-learning cycle. In an article entitled "Building Community in the Classroom," Sharyn Lowenstein shares five strategies to build a community spirit within the classroom. In another article, Vilma M. Tafawa argues that "to be successful in a multicultural language classroom, instructors of English must have an appreciation of the relationship between culture and language and the influence of the native language on second language acquisition." Other articles include: (1) "Bagels, Sushi, Fufu, and Flan: The Diversity Project and Recipes for Change" (Lloyd Sheldon Johnson); (2) "Everything I Know about Teaching Can Be Learned from a Bumper Sticker" (Kevin Finnigan); and (3) "Communicating across Cultures in the Operating Room" (Jayne MacPherson). (JA)
Descriptors: College Faculty, Community Colleges, Discovery Learning, Higher Education, Learning, Teachers, Teaching Experience, Teaching (Occupation), Two Year Colleges
Bunker Hill Community College, Office of the Vice President of Academic Affairs, 250 New Rutherford Avenue, Boston, MA 02129-2925. Tel: 617-228-2435.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Bunker Hill Community Coll., Boston, MA.