In this Book

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Gathering concepts and techniques borrowed from outstanding college professors, The Joy of Teaching provides helpful guidance for new instructors developing and teaching their first college courses.

Award-winning professor Peter Filene proposes that teaching should not be like a baseball game in which the instructor pitches ideas to students to see whether they hit or strike out. Ideally, he says, teaching should resemble a game of Frisbee in which the teacher invites students to catch ideas and pass them on.

Rather than prescribe any single model for success, Filene lays out the advantages and disadvantages of various pedagogical strategies, inviting new teachers to make choices based on their own personalities, values, and goals. Filene tackles everything from syllabus writing and lecture planning to class discussions, grading, and teacher-student interactions outside the classroom. The book's down-to-earth, accessible style makes it appropriate for new teachers in all fields. Instructors in the humanities, the social sciences, and the natural sciences will all welcome its invaluable tips for successful teaching and learning.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
  2. p. vii
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  1. Foreword
  2. Ken Bain
  3. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-4
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  1. PART I. PREMISES
  2. pp. 5-6
  1. 1 Understanding Yourself as a Teacher
  2. pp. 7-12
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  1. 2 Understanding Your Students
  2. pp. 13-22
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  1. 3 Defining Your Aims and Outcomes
  2. pp. 23-32
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  1. PART II. PRACTICES
  2. pp. 33-34
  1. 4 Constructing a Syllabus
  2. pp. 35-46
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  1. 5 Lecturing
  2. pp. 47-55
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  1. 6 Discussing
  2. pp. 56-74
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  1. 7 Broadening the Learning Environment
  2. pp. 75-91
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  1. 8 Evaluating and Grading
  2. pp. 92-112
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  1. PART III. EXTRACURRICULARS
  2. pp. 113-114
  1. 9 Relating to Students
  2. pp. 115-121
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  1. 10 Teaching and Not Perishing
  2. pp. 122-131
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 132-134
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 135-144
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  1. If You Want to Learn More: A Selected, Annotated Bibliography
  2. pp. 145-156
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 157-160
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781469605159
Print ISBN
9780807829424
MARC Record
OCLC
966854552
Pages
176
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
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