ERIC Number: EJ1092716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
What My Cadaver Dog Taught Me about Teaching and Learning
Mulnix, Amy B.
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v27 n1 p5-21 2016
Faculty eager to transform their teaching often have a difficult time understanding the learning literature and then integrating it into their teaching, in part because neuroeducation concepts such as constructivism, transfer, misconceptions, and metacognition are not part of their existing knowledge. Examples of these concepts in the literature are often discipline-based, which may not be helpful if that isn't the field of the faculty member. This article suggests that stories about the struggles of faculty to learn about learning principles may be more instructive of these concepts than discipline-based examples. To illustrate, the author shares a story about and reflection on a series of events that helped her understand and then apply emerging learning principles to her classroom teaching.
Descriptors: Teaching Experience, Learning Theories, Educational Principles, Reflection, Classroom Techniques, Behavioral Objectives, Instructional Innovation, Transformative Learning, Concept Teaching, Constructivism (Learning), Misconceptions, Metacognition, Transfer of Training, Community Colleges
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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