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What the Best College Students Do

What the Best College Students Do Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2012-08-27
ISBN : 0674066642
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The author of the best-selling What the Best College Teachers Do is back with humane, doable, and inspiring help for students who want to get the most out of their education. The first thing they should do? Think beyond the transcript. Use these four years to cultivate habits of thought that enable learning, growth, and adaptation throughout life.

What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2004-04-30
ISBN : 0674013255
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

Super Courses

Super Courses Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-03-09
ISBN : 0691216592
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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From the bestselling author of What the Best College Teachers Do, the story of a new breed of amazingly innovative courses that inspire students and improve learning Decades of research have produced profound insights into how student learning and motivation can be unleashed—and it’s not through technology or even the best of lectures. In Super Courses, education expert and bestselling author Ken Bain tells the fascinating story of enterprising college, graduate school, and high school teachers who are using evidence-based approaches to spark deeper levels of learning, critical thinking, and creativity—whether teaching online, in class, or in the field. Visiting schools across the United States as well as in China and Singapore, Bain, working with his longtime collaborator, Marsha Marshall Bain, uncovers super courses throughout the humanities and sciences. At the University of Virginia, undergrads contemplate the big questions that drove Tolstoy—by working with juveniles at a maximum-security correctional facility. Harvard physics students learn about the universe not through lectures but from their peers in a class where even reading is a social event. And students at a Dallas high school use dance to develop growth mindsets—and many of them go on to top colleges, including Juilliard. Bain defines these as super courses because they all use powerful researched-based elements to build a “natural critical learning environment” that fosters intrinsic motivation, self-directed learning, and self-reflective reasoning. Complete with sample syllabi, the book shows teachers how they can build their own super courses. The story of a hugely important breakthrough in education, Super Courses reveals how these classes can help students reach their full potential, equip them to lead happy and productive lives, and meet the world’s complex challenges.

What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Book
Author : Ken Bain
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2011-09-01
ISBN : 0674283236
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the Virginia and Warren Stone Prize awarded annually by Harvard University Press for an outstanding book on education and society What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching

Engaging Students as Partners in Learning and Teaching Book
Author : Alison Cook-Sather,Catherine Bovill,Peter Felten
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2014-04-21
ISBN : 9781118434581
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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"The book is designed to offer both a theoretical grounding and practical guidelines and advice--from faculty, students, and coordinators/directors of teaching and learning centers--on how to develop student-faculty partnerships focused on affirming and improving teaching and learning in higher education. This is a why-to and a how-to book, and it provides those interested in trying out their own version of student-faculty partnerships with theory and evidence that supports such efforts, various models of how to go about creating and supporting such partnerships, and advice from a wide-range of experts, on the one hand, and faculty and students who have tried this approach, on the other hand. That balance--of theory, step-by-step guidelines, expert advice, and practitioner experience - will provide those interested with a wide range of perspectives and possibilities on how to build student-faculty partnerships and various levels of guidance. The book will include helpful responses to a range of questions that we have been asked by academic staff from different institutions, disciplines, and levels of experience. These responses will attempt to help faculty overcome some of the perceived barriers to student-faculty partnerships and suggest a range of possible levels of partnership that might be appropriate in different circumstances"--

The Hidden Curriculum

The Hidden Curriculum Book
Author : Rachel Gable
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release : 2021-01-19
ISBN : 0691201080
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A revealing look at the experiences of first generation students on elite campuses and the hidden curriculum they must master in order to succeed College has long been viewed as an opportunity for advancement and mobility for talented students regardless of background. Yet for first generation students, elite universities can often seem like bastions of privilege, with unspoken academic norms and social rules. The Hidden Curriculum draws on more than one hundred in-depth interviews with students at Harvard and Georgetown to offer vital lessons about the challenges of being the first in the family to go to college, while also providing invaluable insights into the hurdles that all undergraduates face. As Rachel Gable follows two cohorts of first generation students and their continuing generation peers, she discovers surprising similarities as well as striking differences in their college experiences. She reveals how the hidden curriculum at legacy universities often catches first generation students off guard, and poignantly describes the disorienting encounters on campus that confound them and threaten to derail their success. Gable shows how first-gens are as varied as any other demographic group, and urges universities to make the most of the diverse perspectives and insights these talented students have to offer. The Hidden Curriculum gives essential guidance on the critical questions that university leaders need to consider as they strive to support first generation students on campus, and demonstrates how universities can balance historical legacies and elite status with practices and policies that are equitable and inclusive for all students.

Practice for Life

Practice for Life Book
Author : Lee Cuba
Publisher : Harvard University Press
Release : 2016-08-15
ISBN : 0674972406
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Undergraduates do not experience college as having a clear beginning and end. Their engagement with higher education is at best episodic. But as Practice for Life shows, the disruptions provide opportunities for reflection and course-correction as students learn to navigate the future uncertainties of adulthood.

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research

The Indispensable Guide to Undergraduate Research Book
Author : Anne H. Charity Hudley,Cheryl L. Dickter,Hannah A. Franz
Publisher : Teachers College Press
Release : 2017
ISBN : 0807775827
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Despite all of the information that exists to encourage students to attend and do well in college, this is the first research-based guide that directly advises first- and second-year college students. With a focus on the needs and interests of students who are underrepresented in the academy (African American, Latinx, low-income, and first-generation students), this book will help all students take full advantage of the academic resources that the university setting has to offer. The authors introduce students to different types of research across the disciplines, showing them how to work with professors to build a course of study, how to integrate research work into coursework, and how to write and present research. This timely volume will also assist faculty, staff, and parents in providing the needed tools to promote student success. Book Features: Prepares students for the transition from high school to college with a focus on writing, time management, and research skills.Addresses the challenges that face high-achieving, underrepresented students.Empowers students to seek out resources and research opportunities to achieve their full academic potential.Includes models, approaches, student voices, and vignettes from the authors’ successful undergraduate research program. “A must read for every college student. This practical guide provides a roadmap for success as a researcher, a scholar, and a learner.” —Tia Brown McNair, Association of American Colleges & Universities “Faculty mentors and administrative leaders who aspire to be effective sponsors and supporters of students from diverse backgrounds should definitely acquire this resource.” —Elizabeth L. Ambos, Council on Undergraduate Research “What I love about this book is the broader, humanistic conversation about how pursuing research becomes a window into how one becomes a supremely informed and critical citizen.” —Armando Bengochea, director, Mellon-Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program

Facilitating Deep Learning

Facilitating Deep Learning Book
Author : Julian Hermida
Publisher : CRC Press
Release : 2014-07-01
ISBN : 1482239116
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Deep learning is a committed approach to learning. It is a process of constructing and interpreting new knowledge in light of prior cognitive structures and experiences, which can be applied in new, unfamiliar contexts. Deep learning produces learning that lasts a lifetime; and it results in better quality learning and profound understanding. In contrast, surface learning involves a dispassionate approach to learning. The surface learner is not concerned with understanding. Information acquired is usually lost after examinations; and there is no profound understanding or knowledge construction. Research studies show that most university and college students today take a surface approach to learning. The purpose of this book is to show readers how to create a learning environment that promotes deep learning in their classes. The book will do so by providing readers with the theoretical and pedagogical tools needed to: • Understand the notion of deep learning • Design and implement courses that encourage students to take a deep approach to learning • Design engaging and innovative teaching and learning activities that encourage students to use higher-order cognitive skills to construct knowledge and negotiate meaning • Implement assessment tools aimed at facilitating the deep learning process • Support international and other nontraditional students to construct learning deeply. The book begins with an examination of the big picture: the institutional constraints that hinder a culture of deep learning. From there, it deconstructs the concept of deep learning, and it examines every element of the deep learning process. It also discusses the factors that contribute to produce a deep learning environment. The rest of the chapters are about how to facilitate deep learning. The book examines every component of the teaching and learning system: goals, performances, and evaluation. It discusses strategies and methods that teachers can adopt to help students learn how to read and write in their disciplines in a deep way. The book also discusses the notion of inclusive deep learning environments which focus on engaging nontraditional students.

Making A s in College What Top College Students Know about Getting Straight A s

Making A s in College  What Top College Students Know about Getting Straight A s Book
Author : Jim Gibson,Sandra Gibson
Publisher : Independently Published
Release : 2019-02-17
ISBN : 9781797049830
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You Can Succeed in College--Even Make Straight A'sGood grades are too important to leave to chance because your future depends on what you do in college. It's sobering. But it's true. Now, with Making A's in College you CAN master new college challenges and even make straight A's. When you use the practical study tips in this book, you'll find that college success doesn't come just from studying harder.It comes from studying smarter. And Dr. Sandra Gibson shows you exactly how to do it.Dr. Gibson has spent years as a full-time professor of study skills. She's helped thousands of students succeed through popular workshops, seminars, classes, videos, books and individual help. So she knows exactly what college students NEED to know--and that's what's in this book. Real-world college-success tips for real-world students, whether you're new to college or already there.College Success Is Like JugglingSuccess in college means you have to keep lots of balls in the air at the same time, balancing assignments, classes, study time--and your social life. That's a lot to manage--but you can do it if you know how. And you can even have time to spare!Truth is, you may not know the secrets to making good grades-you weren't born with this knowledge, were you? So you need a guide like Making A's in College to secrets of making good grades that's very easy to read. It's packed with proven cutting-edge information, and it shows you a simple, practical system you can use right now--today to make better grades.Here's a Sample of the Study Tips You'll Get From This BookWith study techniques in Making A's in College you'll discover how to quickly: Improve Your Memory Take Great Notes in Class Build Good Concentration Read Better and Remember More Study the Best, Most Effective Way Be Testwise on Objective and Essay Exams Manage Test Anxiety Overcome Procrastination and Control Distractions Get Started on Difficult Projects Get (and Stay) Organized Manage Your Time In this book you'll also discover: The proven BEST way to remember what you read Useful tips for reading complicated chapters Strategies for remembering all kinds of lists The BEST way to study Real ideas for reducing test anxiety And much more Plus there's a big bonus section packed with 21 MORE useful tips to build your college success. And seven high achieving college students reveal their FAVORITE study tips.Here's the best part: Dr. Gibson's tips are organized and easy to use. Some study strategies are simple while others are surprisingly counter-intuitive. But they ALL work and they come straight from her extensive experience with today's university students.Making A's in College is by a real study-skills expert, not just another freelance writer looking for a book idea. You'll find it easy to read and immediately useful. A Message from Dr. Sandra GibsonWhether you're in college already, just starting out, or returning after years away, you're probably under a lot of stress. That's natural, since so much depends on success in college. I've worked with all kinds of students and I've discovered that virtually all of them can do better in college by using these smart-study tips and techniques. I'm sure you will, too. I'm happy that that this book doesn't read like a textbook. That's important because I hope you'll really use it and profit immediately from what you learn. I wish you a successful college career, and hope you make straight-A's!Dr. Sandra GibsonScroll up and click the Add to Cart button above to start right now to be sure of your study skills-all for about the cost of a hamburger!

Teaching Modernist Anglophone Literature

Teaching Modernist Anglophone Literature Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : BRILL
Release : 2018-08-16
ISBN : 9004362371
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Teaching Modernist Anglophone Literature features “make-it-new” classroom approaches to modernist authors with an emphasis on inspiring pedagogy grounded in educational theory and contemporary digital media. It includes innovative project ideas, assignments, and examples of student work.

How Do You Know

How Do You Know  Book
Author : J.M. Beach
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2017-11-13
ISBN : 1351598473
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book defines the concept and practices of literacy through a discussion of knowledge, information media, culture, subjectivity, science, communication, and politics. Examining the ways in which the spread of literacy and education have caused culture wars in pluralist societies since the 16th century, the author reviews an interdisciplinary array of scholarly literature to contend that science, and more broadly evidence-based inductive arguments, offer the only reliable source information, and the only peaceful solution to cultural conflict in the 21st century. With a focus on the multifaceted practice of literacy-as-communication as embedded within larger social and political processes, this book offers a comprehensive study of literacy through five core topics: knowledge, psychology, culture, science, and arguing over truth in pluralist democracies. The central thesis of the book argues that we require a new literacy that incorporates reading and writing with advanced cognitive and epistemological skills. Today’s citizens need to be able to understand the basic cognitive and cultural processes through which knowledge is created, and they need to know how to evaluate knowledge, peacefully debate knowledge, and productively use knowledge, for both personal decisions and public policy. How Do You Know? The Epistemological Foundations of 21st Century Literacy is an interdisciplinary study that will appeal to scholars across the sciences and humanities, especially those concerned with pedagogy and the science of learning.

Unforgettable

Unforgettable Book
Author : W. Michael Gray
Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
Release : 2016-10-12
ISBN : 1532600143
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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We have an uneasy relationship with the relentless deluge of information gushing out of academia and our media outlets. To turn it off is escapist, but to attempt to cognitively grapple with it is overwhelming. In Unforgettable: Enabling Deep and Durable Learning, a nationally recognized master teacher gives professors and their students the means to chart a clear path through this information explosion. Humans crave explanatory patterns, and this book enables teachers to think deeply about their academic disciplines to find and articulate their core explanatory principles and to engage their students in a compelling way of thinking. An alternative title for this book could be Why the Best College Teachers Do What They Do because the author articulates a compelling rationale that will equip faculty to create and deliver transformative courses. Students in transformative courses grapple with essential questions and gain mental muscle that equips them for real world challenges.

How to Succeed at University and Get a Great Job

How to Succeed at University  and Get a Great Job   Book
Author : Thomas R. Klassen,John A. Dwyer
Publisher : UBC Press
Release : 2015-08-01
ISBN : 0774839007
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Going to university is exciting, but it can also be stressful. What courses should I take? What program should I choose? Will I get a job after graduation? This book shows that the best preparation for success on the job, and in life, is succeeding at university. Teamwork, meeting deadlines, overcoming challenges, writing well, and dealing with people are essential in any professional job. These same skills are also vital to becoming a strong student. This practical guide shows you how to master the critical skills and strategies for success at school, work, and in life.

Saving the Earth as a Career

Saving the Earth as a Career Book
Author : Malcolm L. Hunter,David B. Lindenmayer,Aram J. K. Calhoun
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-03-07
ISBN : 1119184797
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Written in an informal and engaging style, Saving the Earth as a Career is an ideal resource for students and professionals pursuing a career in conservation. The book explores the major skills needed to become an effective conservation professional by offering useful advice on a range of topics. Chapters include: Is this the right career for you? Designing a program of study Designing and executing a project Attending conferences and making presentations Writing papers Finding a job Making a difference Saving the Earth as a Career 2e is a friendly, accessible guide with a global perspective for anyone interested in becoming a conservation or environmental professional, and teachers will find this an invaluable resource for university students at all levels.

Religious Studies Skills Book

Religious Studies Skills Book Book
Author : Eugene V. Gallagher,Joanne Maguire
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-12-13
ISBN : 1350033766
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Studying religion in college or university? This book shows you how to perform well on your course tests and examinations, write successful papers, and participate meaningfully in class discussions. You'll learn new skills and also enhance existing ones, which you can put into practice with in-text exercises and assignments. Written by two award-winning instructors, this book identifies the close reading of texts, material culture, and religious actions as the fundamental skill for the study of religion at undergraduate level. It shows how critical analytical thinking about religious actions and ideas is founded on careful, patient, yet creative “reading” of religious stories, rituals, objects, and spaces. The book leads you through the description, analysis, and interpretation of examples from multiple historical periods, cultures, and religious traditions, including primary source material such as Matthew 6:9-13 (the Lord's Prayer), the gohonzon scroll of the Japanese new religion Soka Gakkai, and the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj). It provides you with typical assignments you will encounter in your studies, showing you how you might approach tasks such as reflective, interpretive or summary essays. Further resources, found on the book's website, include bibliographies, and links to useful podcasts.

Genre Studies Around the Globe

Genre Studies Around the Globe Book
Author : Natasha Artemeva
Publisher : Trafford Publishing
Release : 2016-03-13
ISBN : 1490766324
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Genre Studies around the Globe: Beyond the Three Traditions exemplifies rich and vibrant international scholarship in the area of non-literary genre studies in the early 21st century. Based on the Genre 2012 conference held in Ottawa, Canada, the volume brings under one cover the three Anglophone traditions (English for Specific Purposes, the Sydney School, Rhetorical Genre Studies) and the approaches to genre studies developed in other national, linguistic, and cultural contexts (Brazilian, Chilean, and European). The volume contributors investigate a variety of genres, ranging from written to spoken to multimodal, and discuss issues, central to the field of genre studies: genre conceptualization in different traditions, its theoretical underpinnings, the goals of genre research, and pedagogical implications of genre studies. This collection is addressed to researchers, teachers, and students of genre who wish to familiarize themselves with current international developments in genre studies.

Beyond Obsolete

Beyond Obsolete Book
Author : Chris Edwards
Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
Release : 2018-12-21
ISBN : 1475844778
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This book connects a new history and philosophy of science with the history of education.

Teaching Naked

Teaching Naked Book
Author : José Antonio Bowen
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2012-07-03
ISBN : 1118238087
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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You've heard about "flipping your classroom"—now find out howto do it! Introducing a new way to think about higher education,learning, and technology that prioritizes the benefits of the humandimension. José Bowen recognizes that technology is profoundlychanging education and that if students are going to continue topay enormous sums for campus classes, colleges will need to providemore than what can be found online and maximize "naked"face-to-face contact with faculty. Here, he illustrates howtechnology is most powerfully used outside the classroom, and, whenused effectively, how it can ensure that students arrive to classmore prepared for meaningful interaction with faculty. Bowen offerspractical advice for faculty and administrators on how to engagestudents with new technology while restructuring classes into moreactive learning environments.

The Online Teaching Survival Guide

The Online Teaching Survival Guide Book
Author : Judith V. Boettcher,Rita-Marie Conrad
Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
Release : 2016-09-19
ISBN : 1119147689
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essential reading for online instructors, updated to cover new and emerging issues and technologies The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides a robust overview of theory-based techniques for teaching online or technology-enhanced courses. Covering all aspects of online teaching, this book reviews the latest research in cognitive processing and related learning outcomes while retaining a focus on the practical. A simple framework of instructional strategies mapped across a four-phase timeline provides a concrete starting point for both new online teachers and experienced teachers designing or revamping an online course. Essential technologies are explored in their basic and expanded forms, and traditional pedagogy serves as the foundation for tips and practices customized for online learning. The tips cover course management, social presence, community building, integration of new technologies, discussion and questioning techniques, assessment, and debriefing, along with new coverage of intensive or accelerated courses, customizing learning strategies, developing expertise, advanced course design, and assessment techniques exclusive to this new second edition. The theory and techniques of successful online teaching can be significantly different from those used face-to-face. With more and more classes being offered online, this book provides a valuable resource for taking your course to the next level. Understand the technology used in online teaching Learn specialized pedagogical tips and practices Examine new research on cognition and learning Adopt a clear framework of instructional strategies The explosion of online learning has created a demand for great online teachers. Increasingly, faculty who normally teach face-to-face are being asked to cover online courses—yet comprehensive pedagogical resources are scarce. The learning curve is huge, and faculty need a practical approach to course design and management that can be quickly and easily implemented. The Online Teaching Survival Guide provides that essential resource, with a customizable framework and deeper exploration of effective online teaching.