McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers

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Cengage Learning, Jan 1, 2010 - Education - 496 pages
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This indispensable handbook provides helpful strategies for dealing with both the everyday challenges of university teaching and those that arise in efforts to maximize learning for every student. The suggested strategies are supported by research and adaptable to specific classroom situations. Rather than suggest a set of recipes to be followed mechanically, the book gives instructors the tools they need to deal with the ever-changing dynamics of teaching and learning.
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Fantastic! McKeachie gave me my start when as a 25 year old Ph.D. student I taught my first university undergraduate course - the dreaded History and Systems of Psychology. Insightful, practical, and grounded in the neuroscience of cognition and learning. No college, university, or post-graduate instructor should be without it. Come to think of it, high school would be a much richer learning environment if grade 9 to 12 teachers read and followed the wisdom contained in this treasure chest of educational strategies. 


Getting Started
Basic Skills for Facilitating Student Learning
Understanding Students
Adding to Your Repertoire of Skills and Strategies for Facilitating Active Learning
Skills for Use in Other Teaching Situations
Teaching for HigherLevel Goals
Lifelong Learning for the Teacher

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Marilla Svinicki is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Psychology and the retired director of the Center for Teaching Effectiveness at the University of Texas at Austin. She earned both her B.A. and M.A. at Western Michigan University and her Ph.D. at the University of Colorado. Her research interests include application of principles of learning to instruction in higher education and development of faculty and graduate students as teachers. She regularly teaches the college teaching methodology course at UT Austin along with the psychology of human learning and instructional psychology.

Bill McKeachie is professor emeritus and former chairman of the Department of Psychology at the University of Michigan. He is also a research scientist and past director of the University of Michigan Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. He has served as president of the American Psychological Associates and of the American Association for Higher Education. He has also served as chairman of the Committee on College and University Teaching, Research, and Publication of the American Association of University Professors. He speaks at workshops and conferences around the world and has published numerous articles in the United States and internationally.

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