Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

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John Wiley & Sons, Jul 20, 2011 - Education - 384 pages
Learn to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and incorporate them into your courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate, with Engaging Ideas, a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline. Integrating critical thinking with writing-across-the-curriculum approaches, the book shows how teachers from any discipline can incorporate these activities into their courses. This edition features new material dealing with genre and discourse community theory, quantitative/scientific literacy, blended and online learning, and other current issues.


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Understanding Connections Between
Helping Writers Think Rhetorically
Using a Range of Genres to Extend Critical Thinking and Deepen
Dealing with Issues of Grammar and Correctness
Keeping an Eye on Our Goals
Formal Writing Assignments
Informal Exploratory Writing Activities
Helping Students Read Difficult Texts
Using Small Groups to Coach Thinking and Teach Disciplinary
Bringing More Critical Thinking into Lectures and Discussions
Enhancing Learning and Critical Thinking in Essay Exams
Designing and Sequencing Assignments to Teach Undergraduate
Reading Commenting On and Grading
Coaching the Writing Process and Handling the Paper Load
Use Efficient Methods for Giving Written Feedback

Coaching Students as Learners

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About the author (2011)

John C. Bean is professor of English at Seattle University. He is the author of numerous scholarly articles and the coauthor of several leading composition and argument textbooks.

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