More Core Readings on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

In our list of core readings, we recommend a manageable number of very good books from the scholarship on teaching and learning in higher education. But are these books the best books? Are they altogether in a league of their own? Not really. They are a few fine books among many fine books.

The upside of a short list is that it gives readers a good place to start. The downside is that it leaves out so many other books that readers may otherwise benefit from knowing about. So we present this supplemental list of additional well-regarded books on teaching and learning in higher education.

Susan A. Ambros et al., How Learning Works Susan A. Ambrose et al., How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching

San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2010. See this book at Jossey-Bass.

Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain, What the Best College Teachers Do. 

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2004. See this book at Harvard.

John Bransford, How People Learn John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking, eds., How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. Expanded Ed.

Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2000. See this book at National.

Barbra Gross Davis, Tools for Teaching Barbara G. Davis, Tools for Teaching. 2nd Ed.

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2009. See this book at Jossey-Bass.

Donald Finkel, Teaching with Your Mouth Shut Donald L. Finkel, Teaching with Your Mouth Shut

Portsmouth, NH: Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000. See this book at Heinemann.

Parker Palmer, The Courage to Teach Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher’s Life. 10th Anniversary Ed. 

San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1998. See this book at Jossey-Bass.

McKeachie's Teaching Tips Wilbert J. McKeachie and Marilla D. Svinicki, Mckeachie’s Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers. 14th Ed.

Belmont, CA: Wadsworth, Cengage, 2011. See this book at Cengage.

What other readings should we include?

We welcome comments below. We also invite submissions for our blog of competing lists, reflections on important readings, recommendations or reviews of individual books, etc.

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