Ken Bain, What The Best College Teachers Do
In stories both humorous and touching, Ken Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students’ discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential.
John Biggs and Catherine Tang, Teaching for Quality Learning at University, 3rd ed.
This book’s “how to” approach addresses several important issues: designing high level outcomes, the learning activities most likely to achieve them in small and large classes, and appropriate assessment and grading procedures. It is an accessible, jargon-free guide for all university teachers interested in enhancing their teaching and their students’ learning, and for administrators and teaching developers who are involved in teaching-related decisions on an institution-wide basis.
Stephen D. Brookfield, Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
Building on the insights of his highly acclaimed earlier work, The Skillful Teacher, and applying the principles of adult learning, Brookfield thoughtfully guides teachers through the processes of becoming critically reflective about teaching, confronting the contradictions involved in creating democratic classrooms, and using critical reflection as a tool for ongoing personal and professional development.
Stephen D. Brookfield, The Skillful Teacher: On Technique, Trust, and Responsiveness in the Classroom, 2nd ed.
The Skillful Teacher is a comprehensive guide that shows how to thrive on the unpredictability and diversity of classroom life and includes insights developed from the hundreds of workshops conducted by the author. Broookfield explores the assumption that skillful teaching is grounded in constant research into how students experience learning. The book explores the three R’s of skillful teaching: respect, research, and responsiveness.
Stephen D. Brookfield, Understanding and Facilitating Adult Learning
Stephen D. Brookfield analyzes current approaches to adult learning, presents a comprehensive review of the research on how adults learn, and proposes ways to develop more innovative adult learning programs.
William E. Campbell and Karl A. Smith (Eds.), New Paradigms for College Teaching
New Paradigms was written for faculty searching for new ways to help students learn. Chapters provide a variety of methodologies including cooperative learning, writing-across-the-curriculum, active learning, and learning communities.
Kenneth E. Eble, The Craft of Teaching, 2nd ed.
Kenneth Eble’s 1976 classic on college teaching was hailed as one of the best books ever published on the topic. Updated and revised in 1988, this book offers fresh insights on issues of enduring importance—from how to help students learn and how to make the best use of the classroom to the nuts and bolts of assignments, tests, grades, and textbooks.
Kenneth A. Feldman and Michael B. Paulsen, Teaching and Learning in the College Classroom, 2nd ed.
This is a broad-based reader designed to increase the awareness and understanding of the most important issues, practices and research associated with the principles of effective teaching and learning in the college classroom. This book should serve as a resource for graduate students, faculty members, administrators, and any others with an interest in higher education.
Donelson R. Forsyth, The Professor’s Guide to Teaching: Psychological Principles and Practices
This book explores what research has revealed about effective teaching and mines this resource to offer useful suggestions and practical recommendations for new and seasoned instructors. Emphasizing current research, Forsyth communicates the elements of effective teaching in the language of scientific psychology.
Heather Fry, Steve Ketteridge, and Stephanie Marshall (eds.), A Handbook for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education: Enhancing Academic Practice, 3rd ed.
This book focuses on developing professional academic skills for teaching. Dealing with the rapid expansion of the use of technology in higher education and widening student diversity, this fully updated and expanded edition includes new material on, the example, e-learning, lecturing to large groups, formative and summative assessment, and supervising research students.
Anthony E. Grasha, Teaching with Style: A Practical Guide to Enhancing Learning by Understanding Teaching & Learning Styles
The book takes the reader on a journey that includes an understanding of the elements of teaching and learning styles; the need for discovering Who am I as a teacher? And What do I want to become?; personal change processes in teaching; exploring one’s philosophy of teaching; and an integrative model for selecting instructional processes that are keyed to different blends of the Expert, Formal Authority, Personal Model, Facilitator, and Delegator styles of teaching and the Independent, Avoidant, Collaborative, Dependent, Competitive, and Participant learning styles.
Diane F. Halpern & Associates, Changing College Classrooms: New Teaching and Learning Strategies for an Increasingly Complex World
This book combines a range of promising instructional strategies with helpful guidelines for assessing the effectiveness of instruction. It will help faculty and administrators equip students with the creative, critical, technological, and problem-solving skills—as well as a coherent sense of multicultural awareness—necessary to thrive in a rapidly changing society.
Nira Hativa, Teaching for Effective Learning in Higher Education
This book identifies the strategies that are consistently associated with good teaching and explains how they promote students’ active and meaningful learning. By presenting teaching as a logical structure of interconnected behaviors whose contribution to student learning is based on theory and research, the book promotes teachers’ pedagogical knowledge and their perception of teaching as scholarly intellectual work.
Marilyn Kallett and April Morgan (Eds.), The Art of College Teaching: 28 Takes
This volume provides a collection of 28 essays about teaching, including 11 written by Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Professor of the Year awardees.
James M. Lang, On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching
This book is full of experience-tested, research-based advice for graduate students and new faculty clutching the podium for the first time. Divided into fifteen chapters to match the weeks of the semester, On Course provides a wide range of innovative and traditional teaching strategies. They work—and they won’t overwhelm you with extensive preparation or grading time when you’re also trying to do your research, meet service requirements, learn your way around a new campus, and remember your children’s names.
Robert Leamnson, Thinking about Teaching and Learning: Developing Habits of Learning with First Year College and University Students
Building on the insights offered by recent discoveries about the biological basis of learning, and on his own thought-provoking definitions of teaching, learning and education, Robert Leamnson proceeds to the practical details of instruction that teachers are most interested in—the things that make or break teaching. The author provides teachers with a map to develop their own teaching philosophy, and effective nuts-and-bolts advice.
Joseph Lowman, Mastering the Techniques of Teaching
Drawing on direct observation of teaching, the useful literature on college instruction, and student accounts of outstanding professors, Lowman examines what constitutes good teaching and shows how to master effective teaching techniques.
Linda B. Nilson, Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors, 2nd ed.
This best-selling handbook is an essential toolbox—a compilation of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, formats, classroom activities, and exercises. This revised and expanded edition covers topics relevant to today’s classroom such as technology and the Internet, problem-based learning, diversity, service learning, and faculty evaluation systems.-
Parker J. Palmer, The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
In The Courage to Teach, Parker Palmer takes teachers on an inner journey toward reconnecting with their vocation and their students—and recovering their passion for one of the most difficult and important of human endeavours.
Keith W. Prichard and R. MacLaran Sawyer, Handbook of College Teaching: Theory and Applications
This book provides solid theoretical information on educational psychology and presents practical information on teaching particular disciplines. The volume also overviews different instructional techniques and settings, and discusses general concerns likely to face college faculty.
Paul Ramsden, Learning to Teach in Higher Education
This classic text combines practical advice with sound theory to provide a uniquely stimulating introduction to the practice of university teaching. The book has a simple message: to become a good teacher, first you must understand your students’ experiences of learning. Out of this grows a set of principles for teaching in higher education.
Laurie Richlin, Blueprint for Learning: Constructing College Courses to Facilitate, Assess, and Document Learning
This book familiarizes readers with course design elements; enables them to understand themselves as individuals and teachers; know their students; adapt to the learning environment; design courses that promote deep learning; and assess the impact of the teaching practices and design choices they have made. She provides tools to create a full syllabus, offers guidance on such issues as framing questions that encourage discussion, developing assignments with rubrics, and creating tests. What Laurie Richlin offers is a intellectual framework, set of tools and best practices to enable readers to design and continually reassess their courses to better meet their teaching goals and the learning needs of their students.
John K. Roth (ed.), Inspiring Teaching: Carnegie Professors of the Year Speak Jane Vella, Learning To Listen, Learning To Teach: The Power Of Dialogue in Educating Adults
Inspiring Teaching is a fascinating and often profound collection of essays written by 19 Carnegie Professors of the Year from a variety of colleges and universities across the U. S. and Canada.
Vella draws on her rich personal experiences as an adult educator to reveal twelve basic principles of adult learning that transcend cultural differences. The principles include seeing the learner as decision maker in the learning process, building relationships for open communication, inviting participation by learners in goal setting through needs assessment, honoring cultural perspectives, and realizing the accountability of the teacher to the learners.