ERIC Number: ED463681
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Forever Better: Continuous Quality Improvement in Higher Education.
Knight, Peter; Aitken, E. Nola; Rogerson, Robert J.
This guide to teaching improvement is geared primarily to college faculty and administrators who want to improve teaching. The book covers major themes such as course planning, assessing student learning, lecturing, working with small groups, handling large classes, and the use of new technologies. Based on research findings and experience in undergraduate teaching, the book recommends that the teacher improve a piece at a time, using well-tried ideas at a comfortable rate. The essence of its discussion is continuous quality improvement. The chapters are: (1) "Forever Better"; (2) "The Student Learning Environment"; (3) "The Course Syllabus: Planning for Practice"; (4) "Assessment"; (5) "Presentations"; (6) "Maximizing Student Interaction: Group Work and Other Interactive Learning Techniques"; (7) "Working with Large Classes"; (8) "Mainly for New Faculty, Sessional Staff, and Teaching Assistants"; and (9) "Frequently Asked Questions." (Contains 14 tables, 3 figures, 45 boxes, and 66 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Administrators, College Faculty, Curriculum Development, Educational Improvement, Educational Planning, Higher Education, Student Evaluation, Teaching Methods
New Forums Press, Inc., P.O. Box 876, Stillwater, OK 74076 ($19.95). Tel: 800-606-3766 (Toll Free); Web site: http://www.newforums.com.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
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