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ERIC Number: ED566730
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 216
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-0-9796659-6-7
Inspiring Exemplary Teaching and Learning: Perspectives on Teaching Academically Talented College Students--A Companion Piece to "Teaching and Learning in Honors." National Collegiate Honors Council Monograph Series
Clark, Larry, Ed.; Zubizarreta, John, Ed.
National Collegiate Honors Council
This monograph is a companion piece to "Teaching and Learning in Honors." The authors in this monograph are dedicated to exploring the sometimes magical, sometimes ordinary, sometimes rewarding, sometimes challenging connections between good teaching and deep, lasting learning. Questions regarding students' learning, pedagogical strategies, distinguishing factors of advanced learning, and the nurturing of students and teachers in stepped-up programs underlie the issues, approaches, and shared resources in this volume. Following an introduction, this volume is divided into five parts. Part I, Crossing Boundaries, Integration, and Dialogic Learning, includes the following chapters: (1) Pre-College Experiences and Characteristics of Gifted Students (Anne Rinn); (2) Toward a Model of Integrative Learning: The Place of Science in an Honors Curriculum (Judith Ramaley); (3) Engagement in Learning, Liberal Education, and Honors (Bernice Braid); and (4) Dialogue, Politics, and Pedagogy: Lessons from Democracy Lab (Jim Knauer). Part II, Understanding Talented Students and Teachers, includes the following chapters: (5) Motivational Issues in the Education of Academically Talented College Students (Larry Clark); (6) Six Habits of Highly Inspiring Honours Teachers (Marca V. C. Wolfensberger); and (7) The Teaching and Learning Fishbowl (John Zubizarreta). Part III, Pedagogy: Practices and Issues, includes the following chapters: (8) The Learning Portfolio for Improvement and Assessment of Significant Student Learning (John Zubizarreta); (9) Promoting Critical Thinking through Sequenced Activities (Barbara Millis); and (10) The Importance of Class Size in Teaching and Learning for Higher-Level Achievement (John Zubizarreta). Part IV, Exemplary Curricula for Significant Learning, includes the following chapters: (11) Using Sun-Science to Explore Connections between Science and the Humanities (Martin Brock); (12) The Science behind the Moon Hoax (Ron Wilhelm); (13) Teaching Disease: Utilizing Interdisciplinary Skills and Experiential Learning in an Honors Class (Tami Carmichael); and (14) Honors Curriculum Development in a Real World (Charlie Slavin and Chris Mares). Part V includes Resources on Teaching and Learning. Includes an about the authors section. (Individual chapters contain references.) [For "Teaching and Learning in Honors," see ED566727.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC)