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The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching and its companion activity book provide important information for the new or experienced instructor. Career colleges, two-year colleges, four-year colleges, and universities often have few resources to support educators who struggle each day to effectively teach their students. This text and accompanying companion text with CD-Rom fill that gap. Post Secondary institutions have growing populations and will continue to need new instructors and professors. This text will enable untrained educators to make a successful transition into the classroom. It also offers insight for those already teaching to make more powerful connections with their students. The companion text with CD-Rom provides templates for planning a course syllabus, designing lessons, and activities. The reader will also find sections on what the best teachers do that make a difference, as well as the characteristics of successful students. The book describes research and dominant theories in the neurosciences, studies of cognition and educational psychology in clear, non-technical language and an engaging tone. It highlights key findings and concepts and relates them to the real world of the classroom in a flexible, non-prescriptive, but thorough manner.
Unit One: The Science of Learning - Evolving Ideas of How People Learn Chapter 1: Exploring Our Personal Teaching Philosophy - Teacher, Know Thyself Chapter 2: An Exploration of the Evolving Science of Learning Chapter 3: Learning with the Mind in Mind Unit Two: The Art of Teaching - Developing Your Craft with the Mind in Mind Chapter 1: Teaching with the Mind in Mind Chapter 2: Preparations for Learning and Teaching Chapter 3: The Traditional Lecture - "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" Chapter 4: Presentation - The Better and the Best - Enhanced and Interactive Lectures Chapter 5: Personalizing Knowledge: Activities for the Development of a Deep Approach to Learning Chapter 6: Appraisal - Assessments of Learning and Assessments for Learning Chapter 7: Making the Grade - Determining Your Grading Policies and Gauging Your Teaching Effectiveness Unit Three: Learning without Limits - Proven and Powerful Strategies/Approaches for Learning That Lasts Chapter 1: Cooperative-Collaborative Learning Chapter 2: Accelerated Learning Chapter 3: Inquiry/Problem-Based Learning Chapter 4: Situational Learning Chapter 5: Critical Thinking and Habits of Mind Chapter 6: Teaching with Tech - A Field of Dreams - If You Build It, Will They Learn? Unit Four: Creating Inclusive Classrooms Chapter 1: Grace Under Fire - Dealing with Difficult Students and Difficult Situations Chapter 2: Diversity - Creating Inclusive Classrooms Unit 5: Learning To Teach Personal and Organizational Learning and Development Chapter 1: Teachers as Learners - Becoming a Reflective Practitioner Chapter 2: Schools that Learn - Enhancing Teacher Learning