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Grossman, Robert W. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This article shows how cooperative learning teams in an introductory college psychology course can be taught to analyze case studies. By using alternative conceptual frameworks to analyze these cases, students are encouraged to think more critically about all the theories presented in the course. (MDM)
Descriptors: Case Method (Teaching Technique), Case Studies, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction
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Boyatzis, Chris J. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This article argues for the inclusion of narrative literature in college social science courses, since such literature can enhance students' understanding of scientific content by elucidating theoretical and empirical concepts with concrete examples. Evidence of the effectiveness of autobiographical literature is presented, and suggestions for…
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Classroom Techniques, Cognitive Development, College Instruction
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Cerbin, William – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 1994
This article explains how to use learning-centered course portfolios to improve teaching and learning in the college classroom. It discusses how such portfolios can be used to document and assess the substance and complexity of teaching; connect assessment of teaching with assessment of learning; and foster better teaching and learning. (MDM)
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Courses, Higher Education