The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching

The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching

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The Science of Learning & the Art of Teaching and its companion field guide provide important information for both new and experienced instructors. The need for new instructors and professors at post-secondary institutions is increasing with growing enrollment numbers. This text and its field guide with CD-ROM offer insight for the current instructor to make more powerful connections with students and enable the untrained educator to make a successful transition into the classroom. It provides templates for planning a course syllabus, designing lessons, and preparing activities. The user will also find sections on what the best teachers do that makes a difference, as well as the characteristics of successful students. This material is designed to be utilized as a guide for professional development, and individual instructors will find it valuable for their instructional practice.
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  • Mixed media product | 384 pages
  • 185 x 231 x 20mm | 568g
  • Delmar Cengage Learning
  • Clifton Park, United States
  • English
  • 1418016160
  • 9781418016166

Table of contents

UNIT ONE: The Science of Learning - Evolving Ideas of How People Learn Chapter 1: Exploring Our Personal Teaching Philosophy - Teacher, Know Thyself Chapter 2: An Exploration of the Evolving Science of Learning Chapter 3: Learning with the Mind in Mind UNIT TWO: The Art of Teaching - Developing Your Craft with the Mind in Mind Chapter 1: Teaching with the Mind in Mind Chapter 2: Preparations for Learning and Teaching Chapter 3: The Traditional Lecture - "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" Chapter 4: Presentation - The Better and the Best - Enhanced and Interactive Lectures Chapter 5: Personalizing Knowledge: Activities for the Development of a Deep Approach to Learning Chapter 6: Appraisal - Assessments of Learning and Assessments for Learning Chapter 7: Making the Grade - Determining Your Grading Policies and Gauging Your Teaching Effectiveness UNIT THREE: Learning without Limits - Proven and Powerful Strategies/Approaches for Learning That Lasts Chapter 1: Cooperative-Collaborative Learning Chapter 2: Accelerated Learning Chapter 3: Inquiry/Problem-Based Learning Chapter 4: Situational Learning Chapter 5: Critical Thinking and Habits of Mind Chapter 6: Teaching with Tech - A Field of Dreams - If You Build It, Will They Learn? UNIT FOUR: Creating Inclusive Classrooms Chapter 1: Grace Under Fire - Dealing with Difficult Students and Difficult Situations Chapter 2: Diversity - Creating Inclusive Classrooms UNIT FIVE: Learning To Teach Personal and Organizational Learning and Development Chapter 1: Teachers as Learners - Becoming a Reflective Practitioner Chapter 2: Schools that Learn - Enhancing Teacher Learning
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This is an excellent text to understand the learning process, which leads to better teaching. It will be especially important for beginning university professors as they usually enter the classroom without any formal teaching experience other than observing professors who taught them. Teaching is serious business that needs to be accomplished in an exceptional manner. The Science of Learning and The Art of Teaching by Jerome Feldman and Doug McPhee provides a detailed guideline to understand and become a better instructor. It will be required reading for all of my Ph.D. students and new faculty that I mentor. -- Dr. Paul R. Krausman Professor, Wildlife Conservation and Management School of Natural Resources University of Arizona
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