Teaching College Freshmen / Edition 1by Bette LaSere Erickson, Diane Weltner Strommer
Pub. Date: 02/28/1991
Gives new and veteran faculty practical guidance on how to most effectively teach and create academic support systems for college students in their first, most critical year. Describes how to design a useful syllabus, how to develop productive out-of-class assignments, how to enhance class participation through creative techniques, and how to evaluate student learning for better insights.
Table of Contents
Part One: Understanding Freshmen.
1. From High School to College: The Entering Freshman.
2. The First Year: Coping with Challenges and Changes.
3. Learning Styles and Intellectual Development.
Part Two: Teaching Freshmen.
4. Knowing, Understanding, and Thinking: The Goals of Freshman Instruction.
5. Preparing a Syllabus and Meeting the First Class.
6. Presenting and Explaining.
7. Encouraging Student Involvement in the Classroom.
8. Fostering Active Learning Outside the Classroom.
9. Evaluating Student Learning.
Part Three: Special Challenges in Teaching Freshmen.
11. Teaching Large Classes.
12. Advising and Mentoring as Teaching Opportunities.
13. Developing Study and Learning Skills.
14. Strengthening Commitments to Freshman Teaching.
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