When coverage is the focus, the game is memorization of disconnected facts. Students are very capable of and will express their preference for this type of learning. They are practiced at collecting lists of terms, defining them, memorizing them the night before a test, and then expelling them from their minds in a test of memory that if repeated a month, or a year later would dispel the myth that learning had taken place.
“With great teaching, students succeed.” These words are a core belief of the Association of College and University Educators (ACUE). The association was founded to ensure just that: great teaching. Founded in 2014, ACUE bridges the gap between content knowledge and pedagogical knowledge for college and university educators. It does this by offering an online … Continue reading ACUE: What is it?
At just over a decade old, Ken Bain’s book What the Best College Teachers Do can rightly be named a classic in the literature of teaching and learning in higher education. It is a simple question: What do the best college teachers do? Bain attempted to answer the question by interviewing students, teachers, and observing … Continue reading A Review: What the Best College Teachers Do
Tomorrow you get to set the tone for your Spring 2018 classes. Why leave that to chance?
The list can and should continue just as we can and should continue to be thankful after the day of thanks in November.
As a patient, Thelma is naggy, frustrating, and repetitively inappropriate. She constantly asks when she can go home. She insists on seeing a doctor. And she really wants some Ativan.
Join your colleagues and author James M. Lang in discussing the book Small Teaching on Twitter.