Fresh from graduate study at Yale University, JOHN ROTH joined the Claremont McKenna College faculty in 1966. CMC has been his academic home ever since, but he has also taught in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Israel, and Norway. Roth’s honors at CMC include the Huntoon Senior teaching Award, the Crocker Award for Excellence, which he has received three times, and the President’s Award. Dedicated to writing, Roth has published more than twenty books and hundred of essays, many of them focused on the Holocaust Museum Houston, which opened in that Texas City in March 1996. From 1992 to 1994, Roth chaired the California Council for the Humanities. Presently he serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Roth in the 1988 U.S. National Professor of the Year.
Inspiring Teaching: Carnegie Professors of the Year Speakby Wiley, John K. Roth (Editor)
In a time when society and student bodies are growing increasingly diverse, and new information technologies continue to be introduced to higher education, teaching and learning has become ever more challenging—and important. A fascinating collection of essays written by 19 Carnegie Professors of the Year from colleges and universities across the United
In a time when society and student bodies are growing increasingly diverse, and new information technologies continue to be introduced to higher education, teaching and learning has become ever more challenging—and important. A fascinating collection of essays written by 19 Carnegie Professors of the Year from colleges and universities across the United States and Canad, Inspiring Teaching affirms the scholarship of teaching by recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching.
The 20 chapters in this book range from the pragmatic to the philosophical, including discussions of active learning, classroom atmosphere, learning communities, honors programs, large-class discussions, teaching portfolios, and community service. The book is divided into four parts:
- Part One, Teaching Characteristics, explores what good teaching is, the type of classroom atmosphere that supports it, and the nature of fruitful teacher-student relationships
- Part Two, Teaching Practices, discusses improving teaching through curriculum, classroom discussions, and teaching portfolios
- Part Three, Teaching Philosophies, considers teaching in relation to civic engagement
- Part Four, Teaching Teachers: Two Postscripts, summarizes the successful models for teaching used by the Carnegie Professors of the Year
Designed to stimulate discussion of teaching among scholars, Inspiring Teaching analyzes what underlies and inspires good teaching and learning.
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