Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty / Edition 1

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Overview

Developing Learner-Centered Teaching offers a step-by-step plan for transforming any course from teacher-centered to the more engaging learner-centered model. Filled with self-assessments and worksheets that are based on each of the five practices identified in Maryellen Weimer's Learner-Centered Teaching, this groundbreaking book gives instructors, faculty developers, and instructional designers a practical and effective resource for putting the learner-centered model into action.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787996888
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 10/27/2008
  • Series: The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 680,058
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.90 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Phyllis Blumberg is director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Her specific work and interest lies in learning-centered teaching and problem-based learning.

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Table of Contents

Foreword by Maryellen Weimer.

List of Tables, Exhibits, and Boxes.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

The Author.

Part I. TRANSFORMING TEACHING TO BE MORE LEARNER-CENTERED.

1. Introduction.

2. Understanding the Rubrics.

3. Tools for Facilitating Change and Assessment.

Part II. THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF LEARNER-CENTERED TEACHING.

4. The Function of Content.

5. The Role of the Instructor.

6. The Responsibility for Learning.

7. The Purposes and Processes Of Assessment.

8. The Balance of Power.

Part III. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION.

9. Can All Courses Be Learner-Centered?

10. Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles and Resistance.

11. Summary and Conclusions.

References.

Appendix A. Glossary of Terms.

Appendix B. The Rubrics, the Planning for Transformation Exercise, and the Documentation to Support the Selected Status Form.

Appendix C. Development of the Rubrics.

References.

Index.

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