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In a time when society and student bodies are growing increasingly diverse, and new information technologies continue to be introduced to higher education, teaching and learning has become ever more challenging—and important. A fascinating collection of essays written by 19 Carnegie Professors of the Year from colleges and universities across the United States and Canad, Inspiring Teaching affirms the scholarship of teaching by recognizing and encouraging excellence in teaching.
The 20 chapters in this book range from the pragmatic to the philosophical, including discussions of active learning, classroom atmosphere, learning communities, honors programs, large-class discussions, teaching portfolios, and community service. The book is divided into four parts:
- Part One, Teaching Characteristics, explores what good teaching is, the type of classroom atmosphere that supports it, and the nature of fruitful teacher-student relationships
- Part Two, Teaching Practices, discusses improving teaching through curriculum, classroom discussions, and teaching portfolios
- Part Three, Teaching Philosophies, considers teaching in relation to civic engagement
- Part Four, Teaching Teachers: Two Postscripts, summarizes the successful models for teaching used by the Carnegie Professors of the Year
Designed to stimulate discussion of teaching among scholars, Inspiring Teaching analyzes what underlies and inspires good teaching and learning.
About the Author
Fresh from graduate study at Yale University, JOHN ROTH joined the Claremont McKenna College faculty in 1966. CMC has been his academic home ever since, but he has also taught in Switzerland, Austria, Japan, Israel, and Norway. Roth’s honors at CMC include the Huntoon Senior teaching Award, the Crocker Award for Excellence, which he has received three times, and the President’s Award. Dedicated to writing, Roth has published more than twenty books and hundred of essays, many of them focused on the Holocaust Museum Houston, which opened in that Texas City in March 1996. From 1992 to 1994, Roth chaired the California Council for the Humanities. Presently he serves on the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. The Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) and the Carnegie foundation for the Advancement of Teaching named Roth in the 1988 U.S. National Professor of the Year.
Table of Contents
About the General Editor.
Part I. Teaching Characteristics.
1. What Makes a Good Teacher? (Peter G. Beidler).
2. Stretching Minds: Personal and Academic Aspects of Teaching (James W. Vargo).
3. Classroom Atmosphere: A Personal Inventory (Harvey D. Blankespoor).
4. Connecting with Literature: The Art of Involvement (Barbara Paul-Emile).
5. Relations of Mutual Trust and Objects of Common Interest 9John David Dawson).
6. Motivating and Mentoring: teaching the Developmental Student (Vashti U. Muse).
Part II. Teaching Practices.
7. The Student Who Felt Ugly and How She Played Richard III (Martha Andresen).
8. Opportunities and Responsibilities: Competence, Creativity, Collaboration, and Caring (Sally Phillips).
9. Teaching Through the Curriculum: The Development of a Comprehensive honors Program (Anthony J. Lisska).
10. Managing Discussion in Large Classes (J. Dennis Huston).
11. Suit the Action to the Word: Teaching Minds and Bodies in the College Classroom (Michael Flachmann).
12. Improving Teaching Through Teaching Portfolio Revisions: A Context and Case for reflective Practice (John Zubizarreta).
13. Creating Global classrooms (Mark C. Taylor).
Part III. Teaching Philosophies.
14. The Community in the Classroom/The Classroom in the Community (Patrick Parks).
15. Teaching as Subversion (Teofilo F. Ruiz).
16. A Story Waiting to Be Told: Narratives of Teaching, Scholarship, and Theory.
17. Feminist Pedagogy: A Voice of One’s Own (Rosmarie Tong).
18. The Liberal Arts and Civic Education: Grounds for Inspired Teaching (Ralph Ketcham).
19. What Teaching Teaches Me: How the Holocaust Informs My Philosophy of Education (John K. Roth).
20. The Carnegie Professors of the Year: Models for Teaching Success (John R. Lough).
21. What This Book teaches Me (John K. Roth).