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Teaching for Learning : 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success - Claire Howell Major

Teaching for Learning

101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success

Paperback Published: 9th September 2015
ISBN: 9780415699365
Number Of Pages: 340

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Despite a growing body of research on teaching methods, instructors lack a comprehensive resource that highlights and synthesizes proven approaches. Teaching for Learning fills that gap. Each of the one hundred and one entries:

  • describes an approach and lists its essential features and elements
  • demonstrates how that approach has been used in education, including specific examples from different disciplines
  • reviews findings from the research literature
  • describes techniques to improve effectiveness.

Teaching for Learning provides instructors with a resource grounded in the academic knowledge base, written in an easily accessible, engaging, and practical style.

Industry Reviews

"What a valuable catalog of 101 learning activities! And they adapt easily to almost any course. Each activity is an evidence-based variation on one of eight major instructional methods (e.g., lecture, discussion, graphic organizers, academic games). An instructor need never run out of effective teaching and learning strategies."

Linda B. Nilson. Director, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University, USA

"This expertly catalogued book provides an impressive number of well-planned, evidence-based teaching and learning approaches along with references to the research that confirms their outcomes. Instructors will be excited to apply these strategies to the teaching challenges and opportunities that they encounter."

Milton D. Cox, Director of the Original Lilly Conference on College Teaching, and Editor-in-Chief of the Journal on Excellence in College Teaching and the Learning Communities Journal

Introduction: The case for evidence-informed teaching in academe, pitfalls and possibilities. Part I. Foundations of teaching and learning Part II. Explanation methods Lecture Punctuated lecture Video/podcast lecture Worked examples Part III. Questioning/discussion methods (students gain knowledge through applying content required to answer questions) Just-in-time-teaching Questions with audience response systems (clickers) Socratic questioning Debate/academic controversy Interteaching Part IV. Peer teaching methods Learning cells Think aloud pair problem-solving (TAPPS) Reciprocal peer tutoring Jigsaw Part V. Experiential methods Case studies Inquiry-guided learning Problem-based learning Simulation/role play Research-based learning Service learning Serious games Part VI. Asynchronous methods Asynchronous/online discussions Self-directed learning Personalized system of instruction/Computer aided personalized system of instruction Online learning Blended learning Online tutorials Part VII. Assessment-for-learning methods Peer instruction (breakout groups then retesting) Team-based learning (individual then group testing) Concept maps/Matrices Portfolios/E'portfolios Conclusion: Putting it all together: Evidence-informed principles of good practice References

ISBN: 9780415699365
ISBN-10: 0415699363
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 340
Published: 9th September 2015
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.29
Weight (kg): 0.52
Edition Number: 1

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