Teaching for Excellence. Honors Pedagogies revealed

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Waxmann Verlag, 2012 - Education - 210 pages
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What exactly are the characteristics of honors pedagogy? What are the teaching strategies that are particularly relevant and successful for academically gifted and motivated students? In spite of the substantial body of literature about the practice of honors education, largely referring to the United States, very little systematic and empirical research has been done about honors pedagogy. This study contributes to a better understanding of honors pedagogies, focusing not just on what might distinguish honors teaching and learning from standard expectations and methodologies but also on how honors pedagogy offers both instructors and students an opportunity to fundamentally rethink their philosophy of education.

The present study points out the similar and different approaches and dispositions in American and Dutch honors teaching. Cultural differences, distinctive educational systems, and diverse priorities play a role in defining both the shared and unique perspectives on honors education in both countries. Therefore, a baseline comparison is made between American and Dutch honors teachers with respect to their teaching strategies.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
11
2 Honors teaching and the honors
22
3 Methods
47
6 Dutch honors teachers questionnaire results and comparisons
123
7 Conclusions and discussion
144
Reference list
161
Summary
177
Samenvatting Summary in Dutch
188
Appendix 1 Questionnaire
197
Appendix 2 Statistical analyses
203
Acknowledgements
206
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