Scientific Teaching

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Macmillan, 2007 - Science - 184 pages
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Seasoned classroom veterans, pre-tenured faculty, and neophyte teaching assistants alike will find this book invaluable.
 
HHMI Professor Jo Handelsman and her colleagues at the Wisconsin Program for Scientific Teaching (WPST) have distilled key findings from education, learning, and cognitive psychology and translated them into six chapters of digestible research points and practical classroom examples. The recommendations have been tried and tested in the National Academies Summer Institute on Undergraduate Education in Biology and through the WPST. Scientific Teaching is not a prescription for better teaching. Rather, it encourages the reader to approach teaching in a way that captures the spirit and rigor of scientific research and to contribute to transforming how students learn science.
 

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Contents

Active Learning
23
Assessment
47
Diversity
65
A Framework for Constructing a Teachable Unit
83
Institutional Transformation
101
Workshop Contents
115
Workshop Contents
116
Scientific Teaching
124
Active Learning
132
Diversity
154
Institutional Transformation
166
References
173
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JO HANDELSMAN
 
SARAH MILLER
 
CHRISTINE PFUND

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