Changing College Classrooms: New Teaching and Learning Strategies for an Increasingly Complex World / Edition 1

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Overview

Changing College Classrooms provides useful ideas on the four hottest issues in higher education today: active learning, diversity, technology, and assessment. Every faculty member will find at least one chapter well worth reading.

:?Wilbert J. McKeachie, emeritus research scientist, The Center for Research on Learning and Teaching

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DIANE F. HALPERN is professor of psychology at California State University, San Bernardino.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Editor
The Contributors
1 Rethinking College Instruction for a Changing World 1
Pt. 1 Instructional Strategies That Promote Active Learning 11
2 Inquiry as a Tool in Critical Thinking 13
3 Using Examples to Teach Concepts 39
4 Fostering Creativity Through Problem Solving 64
5 Cooperative Learning in the Classroom 74
6 Questioning Techniques for the Active Classroom 93
Pt. 2 Developing Multicultural Understanding 107
7 Cultural Diversity and Curricular Coherence 109
8 Experiential Approaches to Enhancing Cultural Awareness 128
9 Unmasking the Myths of Racism 165
10 Strategies for Teaching in a Multicultural Environment 175
Pt. 3 Teaching With and About New Technologies 189
11 Using the Internet for Teaching, Learning, and Research 191
12 Enhancing Learning with Interactive Video 213
13 Hypermedia as an Instructional Resource 230
14 Software Ethics: Teaching by Example 254
Pt. 4 Assessing Teaching Effectiveness and Learning Outcomes 269
15 Using Assessment to Develop a Culture of Evidence 271
16 How Classroom Assessment Can Improve Teaching and Learning 289
17 Student Portfolios as an Assessment Tool 306
18 Assessment's Role in Strengthening the Core Curriculum 329
19 Closing Thoughts: Creating a New Scholarship of College Teaching 349
Name Index 353
Subject Index 359
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