Leading Dynamic Seminars

Leading Dynamic Seminars : A Practical Handbook for University Educators

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Hands-on, practical guide helping academics to reinvigorate their seminar teaching. Ideal for new higher education staff seeking guidance as well as more experienced academics looking for tips and ideas. Covers all elements of seminar-based instruction including encouraging participation, handling sensitive topics and incorporating new technology.show more

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  • Paperback | 176 pages
  • 138 x 214 x 12mm | 220g
  • Palgrave MacMillan
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013
  • biography
  • 1137276835
  • 9781137276834
  • 1,303,591

About James H. Anderson

Dr James Anderson is the Dean of Academics at the Marine Corps War College, USA. He has extensive experience leading seminars at institutions including the Marine Corps University, the George C. Marshall Center for European Security Studies in Germany and George Washington University, USA. He earned his doctorate in international relations from Tufts University, USA. Dr Andrew Bellenkes is a Senior Lecturer for the Naval Postgraduate School Operations Research Department in Monterey, California, USA. He has worked as a lecturer at the United States Air Force Academy and the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Germany, as well as numerous other military and civilian organisations throughout the world. He earned his PhD in Psychology from the University of Illinois, USA.show more

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Hands-on, practical guide helping academics to reinvigorate their seminar teaching. Ideal for new higher education staff seeking guidance as well as more experienced academics looking for tips and ideas. Covers all elements of seminar-based instruction including encouraging participation, handling sensitive topics and incorporating new technology.show more

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"A very valuable guide to leading seminars, which will be of practical use to both new and seasoned instructors. The book provides helpful information and suggestions for conducting effective seminars." - Kristen Williams, Clark University, USA "The authors have a most engaging way of communicating with their readers. The text is easy to read, has a sequential flow and sustains the reader's interest and attention throughout. The discussions on the place of technology within classrooms provide a balanced, thoughtful, and practical response to questions that are often raised by educators within the contemporary tertiary environment." - Margaret Walshaw, Massey University, New Zealandshow more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Preface 1. The Socratic Method 2. Prepare Your Seminar for Success 3. Introductions and Ground Rules 4. Create a Positive Learning Cycle 5. Encourage Discussion and Collaborative Learning 6. Team Teaching Challenges 7. Technology and Seminar-based Learning 8. Distance Learning 9. End of Course Pitfalls 10. Measure Outcomes 11. Final Thoughts and Suggestions Bibliography Indexshow more
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