Exemplary College Science Teaching

Exemplary College Science Teaching

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a€œSince Ka€“12 students taught using the new [Next Generation Science Standards]will be arriving in college classrooms prepared in a different way from those in our classrooms currently, it would behoove college teachers to be prepared to alter their teaching methods ... or be perceived to be dinosaurs using the older teaching methods.a€ a€” From Exemplary College Science Teaching If youa€™re looking for inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times, this book is for you. As the first in the Exemplary Science series to focus exclusively on college science teaching, this book offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school. Understanding that college does not exist in a vacuum, the chapter authors demonstrate how to adapt the methods and frameworks under which secondary students have been working and make them their own for the college classroom, adding new technologies when appropriate and letting the students take an active role in their learning. Among the innovative topics and techniques the essays in this book explore are a€c Lecture-free college science teaching a€c Peer-led study groups as learning communities a€c Jigsaw techniques that enhance learning a€c Inquiry incorporated into large-group settings a€c Interactive video conferences for assessing student attitudes and behaviors The clichAcd image of the professor droning on before a packed lecture hall is a thing of the past. The essays in this book explain whya€”and offer the promise of a better future.... of the book. a€c This teaching method is much better than the biology I took in the 9th grade. ... from this class. The instructor would read from the book or just lecture (it was his way and words that were correct) and I didna#39;t learn from the course.

Title:Exemplary College Science Teaching
Author:Robert E. Yager
Publisher:NSTA Press - 2013-07-17


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