ERIC Number: EJ1079633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
At Issue: An Award-Winning Community College Instructor's Approach to Teaching and Learning
Welsh, Hilarie B.
Community College Enterprise, v21 n1 p66-78 Spr 2015
The author presents themes that were identified from a case study that focused on the instructional practices of an award-winning community college composition/literature teacher. The themes for this case study focus on the importance of student-centered learning which involve: (1) writing peer response strategies; (2) student engagement in using writing center support; (3) portfolio assessment requiring student metacognition; and (4) rigorous, clearly defined expectations. In addition, this case study emphasizes that collaboration and communication among colleagues and continuous self-reflection by instructors promote teaching and learning improvement in the classroom. The lessons learned from this research may be used to enhance instruction across disciplines.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Faculty, Writing Instruction, Literature, Teaching Methods, Learner Engagement, Laboratories, Writing (Composition), Peer Evaluation, Portfolio Assessment, Metacognition, Expectation, Teacher Collaboration, Interprofessional Relationship, Instructional Improvement, Teacher Improvement, Student Improvement, Case Studies, Student Centered Learning, Reflection
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Iowa