ERIC Number: ED463160
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Innovative Techniques for Large-Group Instruction. An NSTA Press Journals Collection.
Cusick, Judy, Ed.
This document presents instructional strategies for college faculty on how to stimulate active learning with groups of more than 50 students. Contents include: (1) "How Do College Students Best Learn Science: An Assessment of Popular Teaching Styles and Their Effectiveness" (William H. Leonard); (2) "Are We Cultivating 'Couch Potatoes' in Our College Science Lectures?" (Thomas R. Lord); (3) "Getting There from Here: Making the Transition from Traditional Teaching Practices to Those That Are Student Centered" (M. W. Caprio and Lynda B. Micikas); (4) "Constructing Knowledge in the Lecture Hall" (Daniel J. Klionsky); (5) "Active Learning in the Lecture Hall" (Elaine J. Anderson); (6) "The Lecture Facilitator: Sorcerer's Apprentice" (Donald P. French and Connie P. Russell; (7)"Facilitating the Reading/Discussion Connection in the Interactive Classroom" (Beverly C. Pestel); (8) "A Peer-Reviewed Research Assignment for Large Classes" (LaRhee Henderson and Charisse Buising); (9) "An Interactive Lecture Notebook: Twelve Ways To Improve Students' Grades" (John E. Stencel); (10) "Using E-mail To Improve Communication in the Introductory Science Classroom" (Kathryn Hedges and Barbara Mania-Farnell); (11) "Using Internet Class Notes and PowerPoint in the Physical Geology Lecture" (Erwin J. Mantei); (12) "Creating Direct Channels of Communication: Fostering Interaction with E-Mail and In-Class Notes" (Gili Marbach-Ad and Phillip G. Sokolove); (13) "Using Action Research To Bring the Large Class Down to Size" (Jeffrey P. Adams and Timothy F. Slater); and (14) "Gauging Students' Learning in the Classroom: An Assessment Tool To Help Refine Instructors' Teaching Techniques" (Judith E. Heady). (YDS)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Educational Technology, Electronic Mail, Higher Education, Innovation, Internet, Science Education, Teaching Methods
NSTA Press, 1840 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, VA 22201-3000. Web site: http://www.nsta.org.
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Teachers Association, Arlington, VA.