In class discussions, students often speak only to the teacher—and the teacher responds to every point. Inspired by Stephen D. Brookfield and Stephen Preskill’s Discussion as a Way of Teaching, I’ve written a structured protocol for class discussion that gets students talking to each other. So far, it’s leads to much more give-and-take among students.
Gerald Nelms explains how student plagiarism is very often less of a cut-and-dried crime than it appears. Research shows that successfully avoiding plagiarism—while also paraphrasing and integrating material from sources—requires complex skills that take time and practice to develop. We can see instances of plagiarism as opportunities to help students learn these skills.
With more than 250 books, articles, and other items listed, most with short annotations of one or two sentences, WikiPODia’s Annotated Bibliography on Academic Development in Higher Education presents one of the most impressive lists available of articles and books on teaching, learning, and faculty development.
Those looking for journals to read or conferences to attend on teaching and learning should consult two impressive lists curated by Thomas Pusateri at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University: Teaching Journals Directory and Teaching Conferences Directory. These “comprehensive” directories include more than 300 items each.
Farhad Manjoo calls listservs “one of the most important things on the Internet.” He says that “we should all be participating in more listservs.” He even goes so far as […]
Many people know Maryellen Weimer for her landmark book Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice. In this book, one of our recommended core readings, Weimer gives a compelling argument for […]
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 […]