Programs and Services
Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering
|List your goals for this course||February 14|
|Write a teaching philosophy statement||February 28|
|Analyze a class in your discipline||April 11|
|Revisit your goals for this course and your teachingphilosophy statement||May 16|
In addition, you will have responsibility for creating and leading one entire class. I would like to know the topic of your class by February 28, so we can work on the learning objectives and performance criteria for it. I’d like those on March 14.
The four short assignments will each count for 15% of your grade, the class you will teach will count for 40% of your grade, and 10% of your grade will be determined by effort, enthusiasm, and general good will.
Each of these assignments is explained in more detail in the handout, “Assignments for Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering.”
Introductions (to the Course and Each Other); A Short History of Teaching and Learning in the American University; The Impact of College on Students
Bok, Derek (2005). “The Evolution of American Colleges,” and “Purposes” in Our Underachieving Colleges.
Pascarella, Ernest T. and Terenzini, Patrick T. (2005). “Studying College
Outcome in the 1990s: Overview and Organization of Research,” in How
College Affects Students. Volume 2: A Third
Decade of Research.
Cooper, Lane (1987). “Louis Agassiz as a Teacher,” in Teaching and the Case Method, C. Roland Christensen with Abby J. Hansen, eds.
What We Know about Student Learning in Higher Education
will read: Ewell, Peter T. (1997). “Organizing for
Point of Entry,” Prepared for the AAHE Summer
retrieved from: http://www.intime.uni.edu/model/learning/learn_summary.html,
James W., Chudowsky, Naomi, and Glaser, Robert
in the Sciences of Thinking and Learning,” in Knowing
What Students Know.
Plus the handouts: “Bloom’s Taxonomy” and “Intellectual Development in College”
Teams will read and report back on one of the following:
Kolb, David A. (1981). “Learning Styles and Disciplinary Differences,” in The Modern American College, Arthur W. Chickering and Associates, eds.
Ramsden, Paul (1992). “Approaches to Learning,” in Learning to Teach in Higher Education.
Constructing a Syllabus (with special emphasis on learning objectives and performance criteria)
Grant and McTighe, Jay (1998). “What Is Backward
Design?” in Understanding
Perkins, David (1998). “What Is Understanding?” in Teaching for Understanding, Martha Stone Wiske, ed.
Breslow, Lori (2004). “Strategic Teaching,” “The Implicit Contract,” “Learning Objectives,” at TLL Teaching Materials.
Teaching Methodologies (with a special emphasis on lecturing and active learning)
Bain, Ken (2004). “What Makes Great Teachers Great?” The Chronicle of Higher Education, vol. 50, issue 31, p. B7, April 9, 2004.
Smith, Karl A., Sheppard, Sheri D., Johnson, David W., and Johnson, Roger T. (2005). “Pedagogies of Engagement: Classroom-Based Practices,” Journal of Engineering Education, vol. 94, no., 1, pp. 87-101.
Bligh, Donald A. (U.S. edition 2000; first published in the U.K. in 1971). “Lecture Organization” and “Lecture Styles,” in What’s the Use of Lectures?
Christensen, C. Roland (1991). “The Discussion Teacher in Action: Questioning, Listening and Response,” in Education for Judgment: The Artistry of Discussion Leadership, C. Roland Christensen, David A. Garvin, and Ann Sweet, eds.
Diversity in the Classroom
Clinchy, Blythe (1989). “On Critical Thinking & Connected Knowing,” Liberal Education, vol. 75, no. 5, November/December, pp. 15-19.
Krupnick, Catherine G. (1985). “Women and Men in the Classroom: Inequality and Its Remedies,” On Teaching and Learning, Margaret Morganroth Gullette, ed.
Steele, Claude M. (1999). “Thin Ice: ‘Stereotype Threat’ and Black College Students,” The Atlantic Monthly, August 1999. Accessed at: http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/99aug/9908stereotype.htm.
Uri (1992). “Studying Students Studying Calculus:
Look at the Lives of Minority Mathematics Students in College,” College
Mathematics Journal, vol. 23, pp.362-372.
Accessed at: http://www.utdanacenter.org/downloads/articles/studying_students.pdf.
Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and the Office of Race Relations and Minority Affairs, “Tips for Encouraging Students in a Racially Diverse Classroom,” Harvard University 1992.
Assessing for Learning
Forsyth, Donelson R. (2003). “Testing: Strategies and Skills for Evaluating Learning” and “Grading (and Aiding): Helping Students Reach Their Learning Goals,” in The Professor’s Guide to Teaching: Psychological Principles and Practices.
4/25, 5/2, 5/9
Course Wrap Up