Reading Lists

Core Readings on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education

The following books provide an accessible and practical introduction to 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.

Tagg, The Learning Paradigm College John Tagg, The Learning Paradigm CollegeBolton, MA: Anker, 2003. See this book at Jossey-Bass

Fink, Creating Significant Learning Experiences
L. Dee Fink, Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College CoursesSan Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2003. See this book at Jossey-Bass.
Weimer, Learner-Centered Teaching Maryellen Weimer, Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. 2nd ed. Hoboken, N.J: Wiley, 2013. See this book at Jossey-Bass.
John Bean, Engaging Ideas 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.
Nathan, My Freshman Year Rebekah Nathan, My Freshman Year: What a Professor Learned by Becoming a StudentIthaca, NY: Cornell UP, 2005. See post on this book. See this book at Cornell.

Other Lists

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
  • Assessment
  • And more . . .

Readers are welcome to submit lists.