ERIC Number: EJ811007
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-May
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 17
Pedagogical Literature: What Can Be Learned and where to Begin?
Jones, Matthew G.
PRIMUS, v18 n3 p291-298 May 2008
Teaching is often an isolated activity, with experience and intuition the only sources to spur improvement. One way to move teaching from trial-and-error to a systematic effort to apply research-based strategies is by reading pedagogical literature. Pedagogical literature comes in two varieties: general and discipline-specific. As college faculty identify strongly with their disciplines, those who read the literature on effective teaching often rely on discipline-specific sources. This article aims to illustrate the lessons that can be learned from reading the general literature and reviews a sample of the available books on effective teaching.
Descriptors: Teacher Effectiveness, Faculty Development, Teacher Improvement, College Faculty, Teaching Methods, Literature, Motivation, Teaching Skills
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Education Level: Higher Education
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