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Grise-Owens, Erlene; Miller, J. Jay; Owen, Larry W. – Council on Social Work Education, 2018
This how-to manual provides a structured framework for developing a comprehensive teaching-learning philosophy from articulation through implementation to evaluation--and then reactivation. Using professional literature and teaching-learning experiences, the authors provide pragmatic steps for using a grounded philosophy to inform, engage, and…
Descriptors: Educational Philosophy, College Faculty, Instruction, Teaching Methods
Glazek, Stanislaw D.; Sarason, Seymour B. – Corwin Press, 2006
Why do people, college-bound or even in college, stay away in droves from courses in science, especially physics? Why do people know so little about the significance of Einstein's contributions which require dramatic changes in how we understand ourselves, our world, and the entire universe? Why have educational reforms failed? In this book, two…
Descriptors: Physics, Educational Change, Teacher Student Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education
Bowen, Trish – Distance Education and Training Council, 2006
Curriculum is the educational blueprint for institutions. Without it, they would not exist. Curriculum is their product; it provides the concepts, skills, and motivation that students need to shape their futures. From book-driven curriculum to the highest, technologically driven curriculum, an institution's main goal is to ensure that students…
Descriptors: Instructional Design, Student Motivation, Curriculum Design, Educational Strategies
Rasinski, Timothy Ed.; Blachowicz, Camille Ed.; Lems, Kristin Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2006
Because fluency instruction was identified, only recently, as a cornerstone literacy subject--it is still unfamiliar terrain for many teachers. This volume fills a crucial gap by offering a thorough, authoritative examination of what reading fluency is--and how it should be taught. Contributing authors, who include the field's leading authorities,…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, English (Second Language), Theater Arts, Silent Reading
Burns, Tom; Sinfield, Sandra – Paul Chapman Publishing, 2004
This handbook has a special focus on higher education orientation, that is it is designed to make transparent the forms and processes of academic discourse and to introduce a variety of strategies that enable students to become successfully inducted into academic practice, especially within higher education. The majority of the chapters contain…
Descriptors: Study Skills, Reflective Teaching, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods
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Holman, John; Pilling, Gwen – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
Chemical thermodynamics that is often considered abstract and demanding could be made more accessible by taking a contextualized approach. The trial of a course designed for chemistry majors dealing with gas laws and the first law of thermodynamics in the existing course are illustrated.
Descriptors: Thermodynamics, Science Instruction, Chemistry, Case Studies
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Seen, Andrew J. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2004
An upper-level undergraduate experiment that, in addition to introducing students to catalysis using an air sensitive transition-metal complex, introduces the use of a solid acid as an activator and support for the catalyst is developed. The increased stability acquired in the course of the process affords the opportunity to characterize the…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Science Instruction, Laboratory Experiments, Teaching Methods
Sedlacek, William E. – Jossey-Bass, An Imprint of Wiley, 2004
William E. Sedlacek--one of the nation's leading authorities on the topic of noncognitive assessment--challenges the use of the SAT and other standardized tests as the sole assessment tool for college and university admissions. In this book, Sedlacek presents a noncognitive assessment method that can be used in concert with the standardized tests.…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Scoring, Questionnaires, Standardized Tests
Bond, Sheryl – Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) / Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale (BCEI), 2003
The third element in the Internationalization of the Curriculum series, "Engaging Educators" offers practical solutions to help faculty members internationalize their teaching practices. The purpose of these guidelines is to set out and share the full range of practices which were identified by faculty who participated in the Canadian…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Classroom Techniques, Guidelines, Educational Practices