ERIC Number: ED528418
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
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A Guide to Better Teaching: Skills, Advice, and Evaluation for College and University Professors
Jahangiri, Leila; Mucciolo, Tom
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
"A Guide to Better Teaching" is a self-help book that provides anyone teaching a college course with a thorough understanding of what it takes to be an effective teacher. Derived from the authors' extensive research, several interactive assessment tools are included that measure levels of effectiveness according to learner preferences. Each chapter is filled with detailed explanations, relevant stories, and action-driven tables that help them in understanding and applying skills. This book aims to enhance teaching skills by offering critical perspectives, practical suggestions, and techniques for improvement. Whether a new teacher, an adjunct faculty, or a seasoned professor, this comprehensive information can be used to analyze effectiveness or the effectiveness of others. The suggestions and the assessment tools are applicable to the entire spectrum of organizational leaders and managers, in education, government or industry whose work requires giving presentations or communicating in a public forum. The following chapters are contained in this book: (1) From a Learner's Perspective, The Effective Teacher, Who Should Assess, Learner Preferences, Effective Teachers and the Learning Process, Getting to Know You; (2) The Science Behind the Scenes, Preferences of Different Learners, Categorizing Preferences; A Self-Assessment Method; (3) Personality Caring, Empathy, Happiness, Energy, Passion, Motivation, Expertise, Inspiration, Self-Confidence, Approachable, Personal Appearance, Personality, Summary and Strategy; (4) Process, Content Organization, Content Development, Content Design, Additional Sense Stimulation, Environment, Process Summary and Strategy; (5) Performance, Body Language Style, Speaking Style, Technology, Focus, Interaction, Performance Summary and Strategy; and (6) Skills Assessment Tools, Applying Science in Design, Forms of Measurement, Assess Yourself, Interactive Electronic Assessments, Understanding the Electronic Analysis, Understanding Learners, Applying the Results Audience Evaluation Tools, Toward Triangulation, Track Your Progress. Endnotes are also provided.
Descriptors: Teaching Skills, Student Evaluation, Guides, College Faculty, College Instruction, Faculty Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Measures (Individuals), Communication Skills, Learning Processes, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Preferences, Cognitive Style, Caring, Empathy, Teacher Characteristics, Expertise, Personality Traits, Teaching Methods, Nonverbal Communication, Educational Technology, Instructional Design, Measurement, Evaluation Methods, Computer Assisted Testing, Research Methodology, Motivation, Classroom Techniques
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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