New Designs for Teaching and Learning: Promoting Active Learning in Tomorrow's Schools / Edition 1

New Designs for Teaching and Learning: Promoting Active Learning in Tomorrow's Schools / Edition 1

by Dennis Adams, Mary Hamm
     
 

New Designs for Teaching and Learning offers a practical survey of the most important trAnds in education—including critical thinking, cooperative learning, and portfolio assessment—and shows how they can be translated into classroom practice. The book will help educators design classroom programs that foster teamwork and thinking while getting children

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New Designs for Teaching and Learning offers a practical survey of the most important trAnds in education—including critical thinking, cooperative learning, and portfolio assessment—and shows how they can be translated into classroom practice. The book will help educators design classroom programs that foster teamwork and thinking while getting children actively involved in their own learning.Providing specific classroom activities at the And of each chapter, Dennis Adams and Mary Hamm show how these new instructional developments can be specifically applied to the content areas. They suggest concepts and techniques that can be used in math, science, reading and writing, and the arts. They examine how electronic media such as television, computers, and interactive telecommunication are transforming learning. And they discuss the topic of social responsibility and citizenship education.Successful teaching goes beyond the mere transmission of knowledge. By presenting a more dynamic view of teaching and learning, the authors open a world of possibilities for today's teachers and students.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787900205
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/04/1994
Series:
Jossey-Bass Education Series
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
0.94(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Revitalizing Teaching
Part One: New Instructional Developments
2. Critical Thinking
3. Cooperative Learning
4. Electronic Learning
5. Assessment Alternatives
Part Two: Content in the Classroom
6. Integrated Language Arts
7. Mathematical Power
8. Scientific Literacy
9. The Arts
10. Social Responsibility
11. Conclusion: A Bottom-Up Approach to Reform

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