When it was first published, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty. Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Today's syllabus provides details about course objectives, requirements and expectations, and also includes information about teaching philosophies, specific activities and the rationale for their use, and tools essential to student success.
A proven program for enhancing students' thinking and comprehension abilities Visible Thinking is a research-based approach to teaching thinking, begun at Harvard's Project Zero, that develops students' thinking dispositions, while at the same time deepening their understanding of the topics they study.
A comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students. Includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help you motivate and connect with students in a wide variety of disciplines.
Highlights innovative pedagogy which will enhance the quality of the learning dynamic. Provides not only ideas but real case examples of how different teaching techniques can work with diverse groups of students. The latest technological advances are discussed as well as making the most of the more traditional techniques.
Combines the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy that results in powerful learning experiences for students. Empowers teachers to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for students.
Explores the process of creating open, student-centered discourse in your classes. Learn about different types of questions, responses, and follow-up moves that are associated with both open and closed discourse. Identify open and closed discourse opportunities by examining an entire unit of instruction, and by looking closely at three distinct types of discussions—framing, conceptual, and application. Learn specific discourse moves, the patterns of discussion, and the types of accountability strategies needed to construct each of these discussions.
Center for Learning and Teaching
Eric Machan Howd