Core Readings on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education
We recommend the following books as a solid beginning in reading the scholarship on teaching and learning in higher education. Together they provide a broad understanding of current research and theory, offer practical approaches and paradigms, and paint a clear picture of the social and institutional contexts of contemporary higher education.
|John Tagg, The Learning Paradigm College.
Bolton, MA: Anker, 2003. See this book at Jossey-Bass
|L. Dee Fink, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. See this book at Jossey-Bass.
|Maryellen Weimer, Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. 2nd ed.
Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2013. See this book at Jossey-Bass.
|John C. Bean, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom. 2nd Ed.
Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2011. See this book at Wiley.
|Rebekah Nathan, My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a Student.|
Additional reading lists are published to the blog on an ongoing basis.
Current lists include:
Future lists may deal with:
- Critical Pedagogy
- Contemplative Pedagogy
- Critical Thinking
- And more . . .
We invite readers to submit lists.