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ERIC Number: EJ857957
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-8756-7555
The Search for Authentic Practice across the Disciplinary Divide
Knotts, Greg; Henderson, Lynette; Davidson, Ronald A.; Swain, John D.
College Teaching, v57 n4 p188-196 Fall 2009
This article describes the investigation of four first-year faculty at a comprehensive state university. We each explored and evaluated our teaching philosophies, strategies, and roles as educators and researchers, using Bain's definition of authentic teaching and learning, the "natural critical learning environment." We identified four elements of authentic teaching and learning that cross disciplinary boundaries. A collaborative model of professional development across the disciplinary divide is outlined, as is a model for authentically engaged teaching practices that upholds standards, while revitalizing teaching and learning in the college classroom. (Contains 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California