New Pedagogies in Higher Education, Fink et al.

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L. Dee Fink
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This short document on “New Pedagogies in Higher Education” (PDF)* put together by L. Dee Fink,** Mary Allen, and Patricia Iannuzz introduces and overviews “seven sets of new pedagogies.” I recommend it as a brief introduction or refresher on key practices from the scholarship on teaching and learning in higher education.

The practices Fink et al. list include: course design, “significant learning,” active and collaborative learning, service learning, reflective writing, feedback, and research and assessment of teaching. For each practice, they explain the key ideas with several paragraphs and list two to five resources for further reading.

The document ends with a short list of recommended “Compendia of Ideas on Good Teaching,” several books and websites that “have collected numerous ideas on good teaching in addition to those listed above.”

Finally, it’s short. Seven pages. Including a number of bullet lists and graphics.

FOOTNOTES

*”New Pedagogies in Higher Education” was developed by Fink et al. for participants in the 2008 Greater Expectations Institute (now called the Institute on High-Impact Practices and Student Success), an annual event put on by the Association of American Colleges & Universities. The document comes from the institute’s website, which contains descriptions of and resources from each year’s program since its inception in 2001.

**The lead writer of the document, L. Dee Fink, is the author of Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Jossey-Bass, 2003), one of the core readings in our reading lists. Fink taught and led faculty development at the University of Oklahoma for many years. He has been president of Professional and Organizational Network in Higher Education. Currently, he offers workshops as a higher educational consultant.

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