Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

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Wiley, 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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Review: Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

After reading the introduction and the opening chapters, I keep thinking "I know all this." That thought raises the uncomfortable question: If I already know this, why am I not doing it? Read full review

Review: Engaging Ideas: The Professor's Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom

User Review  - Polly Callahan - Goodreads

excellent suggestions, advice and "how to." useful for AP teachers and some strategies would also work with most high school students. Read full review

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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