ERIC Number: ED510147
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Reference Count: 0
College Teaching and the Development of Reasoning
Fuller, Robert G., Ed.; Campbell, Thomas C., Ed.; Dykstra, Dewey I., Jr., Ed.; Stevens, Scott M., Ed.
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This book is intended to offer college faculty members the insights of the development of reasoning movement that enlighten physics educators in the late 1970s and led to a variety of college programs directed at improving the reasoning patterns used by college students. While the original materials were directed at physics concepts, they quickly expanded to include other sciences and the humanities and social sciences. On-going developments in the field will be included. The editors have introduced new topics, including discussions of Vygotsky's ideas in relation to those of Piaget, of science education research progress since 1978, of constructivist learning theory applied to educational computer games and of applications from anthropology to zoology. These materials are especially relevant for consideration by current university faculty in all subjects. Following an Introduction and History, contents include fourteen chapters: (1) How Students Reason; (2) Concrete and Formal Reasoning; (3) Formal Reasoning Patterns; (4) Interviews of College Students; (5) College Student Research Findings; (6) Analysis of Test Questions; (7) Analysis of Textbooks; (8) Self-Regulation; (9) The Learning Cycle; (10) Teaching Goals and Strategies; (11) Implementation; (12) Progress since 1978; (13) Theoretical Foundations for College Learning: Sorting Fact from Fiction; and (14) College Programs. Bibliography and Index are also included. Appended are: (1) Additional Readings; and (2) Physics Teaching and Development of Reasoning Materials[C] 1975 AAPT.
Descriptors: Constructivism (Learning), College Instruction, College Students, Textbooks, Physics, Learning Processes, Thinking Skills, Science Education, Educational Theories, Learning Theories, Computers, Games, College Faculty, Intellectual Disciplines, Interviews, Test Items, Self Management, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods, Curriculum Implementation, Educational History, Science Instruction, Program Descriptions, Computer Uses in Education
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