Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education / Edition 1

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This book identifies strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching and presents them within a theoretical framework that explains how they promote students' active and meaningful learning. The book promotes teachers' pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly, intellectual work, and provides extensive practical advice.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780792368434
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 1/31/2001
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2001
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 380
  • Product dimensions: 0.85 (w) x 6.14 (h) x 9.21 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Douglas M. Osheroff. Foreword by Wilbert M. McKeachie.
Introduction: The book, its aim and content.
Part I: Effective Teaching and Learning. 1. What Makes Good Teaching. 2. Why Teach Well? 3. Teacher Thinking, Beliefs, and Approaches to Teaching. 4. Students' Learning and Their Teaching Preferences.
Part II: Teaching Methods and Styles. 5. Lecturing and Explaining. 6. Active Learning During Lectures. 7. Teaching Methods for Active Learning.
Part III: A Model of Dimensions and Strategies for Effective Teaching.
Making the Lesson Organized:- 8. Course and Lesson Organization.
Making the Lesson Clear:- 9. Clarity in Teaching - Importance and Components. 10. Simplifying the Material Presented. 11. Avoiding 'Noise' in Teaching. 12. Adapting Teaching to Students. 13. Clarifying After Completing Instruction.
Making the Lesson Interesting and Engaging:- 14. Promoting Student Motivation. 15. Promoting Student Attention.
Creating a Positive Classroom Environment:- 16. Promoting a Pleasant Classroom Climate. 17. Using Humor in Teaching.
Part IV: Additional Teaching Functions. 18. Planning the Course and the Lesson. 19. Assessing Student Learning.
Part V: Promoting Good Teaching. 20. Improving Teaching for Effective Learning.
Appendix. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

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