Research and articles on Students’ and Instructors’ Views of Effective Teaching in the most recent issue of the Journal of Excellence in College Teaching (Volume 24, Number 4 at http://celt.muohio.edu.proxy.lib.utc.edu/ject/issue.php?v=24&n=4) (utcID login required, if off campus).
Link to this article in the recent Journal on Excellence in College Teaching (login required): http://celt.muohio.edu.proxy.lib.utc.edu/ject/fetch.php?id=562 Also: Service Learning to Promote Learning (login required): http://celt.muohio.edu.proxy.lib.utc.edu/ject/fetch.php?id=564 Lots of good ideas to promote learning: http://celt.muohio.edu.proxy.lib.utc.edu/ject/issue.php?v=24&n=3
Most students (and many faculty) do not like group work. I have maintained for a while that one of the reasons is that faculty assume that by putting students into groups, they learn how to do group work. To think that students learn how to be a contributing group member when we never teach them how to may be a bit naive. Here is a link to a good…
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Several activities for the first days of classes. Great ideas! Ask students what faculty do to help/hinder their learning. Ask students to discuss syllabus in small groups, etc. http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-professor-blog/first-day-of-class-activities-that-create-a-climate-for-learning/