Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

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John Wiley & Sons, Oct 6, 2009 - Education - 416 pages
Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning is challenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how to accomplish this has not been readily available. Student Engagement Techniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachers a dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundred tips, strategies, and techniques that have been proven to help teachers from a wide variety of disciplines and institutions motivate and connect with their students. The ready-to-use format shows how to apply each of the book's techniques in the classroom and includes purpose, preparation, procedures, examples, online implementation, variations and extensions, observations and advice, and key resources.

"Given the current and welcome surge of interest in improving student learning and success, this guide is a timely and important tool, sharply focused on practical strategies that can really matter."
?Kay McClenney, director, Center for Community College Student Engagement, Community College Leadership Program, the University of Texas at Austin

"This book is a 'must' for every new faculty orientation program; it not only emphasizes the importance of concentrating on what students learn but provides clear steps to prepare and execute an engagement technique. Faculty looking for ideas to heighten student engagement in their courses will find usefultechniques that can be adopted, adapted, extended, or modified."
?Bob Smallwood, cocreator of CLASSE (Classroom Survey of Student Engagement) and assistant to the provost for assessment, Office of Institutional Effectiveness, University of Alabama

"Elizabeth Barkley's encyclopedia of active learning techniques (here called SETs) combines both a solid discussion of the research on learning that supports the concept of engagement and real-life examples of these approaches to teaching in action."
?James Rhem, executive editor, The National Teaching & Learning Forum
 

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Contents

Engagement and Motivation
9
Expect engagement
81
Contents
88
Tips and Strategies for Promoting Active Learning
94
Tips and Strategies for Building Community
110
Tips and Strategies for Ensuring Students Are
127
STUDENT ENGAGEMENT TECHNIQUES SETS
149
Knowledge Skills Recall and Understanding
155
InsightsResourcesApplication IRAs
287
Jigsaw
289
Field Trips
296
Attitudes and Values
300
Autobiographical Reflections
301
Dyadic Interviews
305
Circular Response
310
Ethical Dilemmas
313

Analysis and Critical Thinking
186
Synthesis and Creative Thinking
218
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219
Variations
226
Letters
229
Role Play
232
Poster Sessions
238
Class Book
243
WebQuests
246
Problem Solving
251
Whats the Problem?
252
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256
ThinkAloudPairProblem Solving TAPPS
259
Proclamations
264
SendaProblem
267
Case Studies
272
Application and Performance
275
Contemporary Issues Journal
276
Hearing the Subject
280
Directed Paraphrase
285
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317
Stand Where You Stand
321
SelfAwareness as Learners
323
Learning Logs
324
Critical Incident Questionnaire CIQ
328
Go for the Goal
332
Posttest Analysis
336
Learning and Study Skills
340
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341
Resource Scavenger Hunt
345
Formative Quiz
347
Crib Cards
351
Studentgenerated Rubrics
354
Triad Listening
357
Key to Courses and Professors in SET Examples
363
NSSESET Crosswalk Tables
371
References
379
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385
Index
391
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Elizabeth F. Barkley is professor of music at Foothill College in Los Altos, California. She is a nationally known scholar, educator, and consultant and has been the recipient of several honors, including being named California's Higher Education Professor of the Year by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is coauthor of Collaborative Learning Techniques from Jossey-Bass.

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