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The essential how-to guide to successful college teaching and learning

The college classroom is a place where students have the opportunity to be transformed and inspired through learning—but teachers need to understand how students actually learn. Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst provide an accessible, hands-on guide to the craft of college teaching, giving instructors the practical tools they need to help students achieve not only academic success but also meaningful learning to last a lifetime.

The Craft of College Teaching explains what to teach—emphasizing concepts and their relationships, not just isolated facts—as well as how to teach using active learning strategies that engage students through problems, case studies and scenarios, and practice reinforced by constructive feedback. The book tells how to motivate students, run productive discussions, create engaging lectures, use technology effectively, and much more. Interludes between chapters illustrate common challenges, including what to do on the first and last days of class and how to deal with student embarrassment, manage group work, and mentor students effectively. There are also plenty of questions and activities at the end of each chapter.

Blending the latest research with practical techniques that really work, this easy-to-use guide draws on DiYanni and Borst's experience as professors, faculty consultants, and workshop leaders. Proven in the classroom and the workshop arena, The Craft of College Teaching is an essential resource for new instructors and seasoned pros alike.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
  2. pp. i-vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. 10-11
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. 12-13
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. The Craft of College Teaching
  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-7
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  1. Chapter 1. Motivating Student Learning
  2. pp. 8-21
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  1. Interlude 1: First Impressions and the First Day of Class
  2. pp. 22-25
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  1. Chapter 2. Course, Syllabus, and Lesson Design
  2. pp. 26-38
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  1. Interlude 2: Metaphors of Teaching
  2. pp. 39-41
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  1. Chapter 3. Active Learning
  2. pp. 42-57
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  1. Interlude 3: Scientific Teaching
  2. pp. 58-60
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  1. Chapter 4. Making Learning Last
  2. pp. 61-74
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  1. Interlude 4: An Explanation of Explanation
  2. pp. 75-77
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  1. Chapter 5. Discussion-Based Teaching
  2. pp. 78-91
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  1. Interlude 5: Embarrassment and Learning
  2. pp. 92-96
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  1. Chapter 6. Lecturing and PowerPoint
  2. pp. 97-122
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  1. Interlude 6: Group Work
  2. pp. 123-125
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  1. Chapter 7. Teaching and Technology
  2. pp. 126-142
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  1. Interlude 7: Information and Knowledge
  2. pp. 143-144
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  1. Chapter 8. Experiential Learning
  2. pp. 145-157
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  1. Interlude 8: Mentoring and Teaching
  2. pp. 158-159
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  1. Chapter 9. Writing and Learning
  2. pp. 160-178
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  1. Interlude 9: Interdisciplinary Teaching and Learning
  2. pp. 179-181
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  1. Chapter 10. Critical Thinking
  2. pp. 182-196
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  1. Interlude 10: The Last Day of Class
  2. pp. 197-198
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  1. Chapter 11. Assessment and Grading
  2. pp. 199-212
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  1. Epilogue: Teaching as Creative Problem-Solving
  2. pp. 213-216
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  1. Appendix: A College Teaching Survival Kit
  2. pp. 217-230
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  1. References
  2. pp. 231-236
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 237-246
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780691202006
Related ISBN(s)
9780691183794, 9780691183800
MARC Record
OCLC
1122686728
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-06
Language
English
Open Access
No

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