The Joy of Teaching: A Practical Guide for New College Instructors

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2005 - Education - 159 pages
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Gathering concepts and techniques borrowed from outstanding college professors, The Joy of Teaching provides helpful guidance for new instructors developing and teaching their first college courses.

Award-winning professor Peter Filene proposes

 

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User Review  - aevaughn - LibraryThing

Filene's book is an excellent overview of how to teach, but it seems to be more applicable to fields that are more subjective (i.e. humanities). I'm in chemistry, so the emphasis is more on ... Read full review

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I think Peter Filene provides excellent guidance to new teachers, especially those who have had little practical experience teaching. Filene addresses some sensitive issues (communicating with ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Premises
5
Understanding Yourself as a Teacher
7
Understanding Your Students
13
Defining Your Aims and Outcomes
23
Practices
33
Constructing a Syllabus
35
Lecturing
47
Evaluating and Grading
92
Extracurriculars
113
Relating to Students
115
Teaching and Not Perishing
122
Conclusion
132
Noted
135
A Selected Annotated Bibliography
145
Index
157

Discussing
56
Broadening the Learning Environment
75

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Peter Filene is professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he has earned six teaching awards. He is author of several books, including Him/Her/Self: Gender Identities in Modern America, In the Arms of Others: A Cultural History of the Right to Die, and Home and Away, a novel.

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