Just-In-Time Teaching: Across the Disciplines, Across the Academyby Scott Simkins, Mark Maier, James Rhem
Pub. Date: 11/28/2009
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a pedagogical approach that requires students to answer questions related to an upcoming class a few hours beforehand, using an online course management system. While the phrase "Just in time" may evoke shades of slapdash work and cut corners, JiTT pedagogy is just the opposite. It helps students to view learning as a process that
Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) is a pedagogical approach that requires students to answer questions related to an upcoming class a few hours beforehand, using an online course management system. While the phrase "Just in time" may evoke shades of slapdash work and cut corners, JiTT pedagogy is just the opposite. It helps students to view learning as a process that takes time, introspection, and persistence, and creates greater student engagement.
Students who experience JiTT come to class better prepared, and report that it helps to focus and organize their out-of-class studying. Their responses to JiTT questions make gaps in their learning visible to the teacher prior to class, enabling him or her to address learning gaps while the material is still fresh in students' minds - hence the label "just in time."
JiTT questions differ from traditional homework problems in being designed, not only to build cognitive skills, but also to help students confront misconceptions, make connections to previous knowledge, and develop metacognitive thinking practices.
This book provides an overview of JiTT, introduces the various dimensions of the pedagogy, and demonstrates JiTT's remarkable cross-disciplinary impact with examples of applications in physics, biology, the geosciences, economics, history, and the humanities.
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Table of Contents
Foreword James Rhem ix
Editors' Preface Scott P. Simkins Mark H. Maier xiii
Part 1 Getting Started With Just-in-Time Teaching 1
1 An Introduction to Just-in-Time Teaching (JiTT) Gregor Novak Evelyn Patterson 3
2 Using Just-in-Time Teaching to Motivate Student Learning Mary Elizabeth Camp Joan Middendorf Carol Subiño Sullivan 25
3 Just-in-Time Teaching and Peer Instruction Jessica Watkins Eric Mazur 39
4 Just-in-Time Teaching in Combination With Other Pedagogical Innovations Mark H. Maier Scott P. Simkins 63
Part 2 Implementing Just-in-Time Teaching in the Disciplines 79
5 Using Just-in-Time Teaching in the Biological Sciences Kathleen A. Marrs 81
6 Using Just-in-Time Teaching in the Geosciences Laura A. Guertin 101
7 Using Just-in-Time Teaching in the Physical Sciences Andrew D. Gavrin 117
8 Using Just-in-Time Teaching in Economics Mark H. Maier Scott P. Simkins 129
9 Using Just-in-Time Teaching in History David Pace Joan Middendorf 153
10 Using Just-in-Time Teaching to Foster Critical Thinking in a Humanities Course Claude Cookman 163
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