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
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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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No matter what course you teach, you will always teach writing (unless you are an acting teacher, I guess) and at least one learning goal has to focus on helping students express their thinking about ... Read full review

Great book

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Preface About the Author
Connections Between Thinking
Helping Writers Think Rhetorically
Using a Range of Genres to Extend Critical
Dealing with Issues of Grammar and Correctness
Designing ProblemBased
The Traditional Method
Using Small Groups to Coach Thinking
Bringing More Critical Thinking into Lectures
Enhancing Learning and Critical Thinking
Writing Assignments in the Context of
Reading Commenting
My Own Approach to Using Rubrics
The Role of Rubrics in Coaching

Examples of an Effective Assignment Handout
A Potpourri of Other Kinds of Alternative Formal
Informal Exploratory Writing Activities
Coaching Students
Helping Students Read Difficult Texts
Refer Students to Your Institutions Writing Center
Writing Comments on Students Papers

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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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