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Transformations: Approaches to College Science Teaching

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27 November 2009

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This collection of essays offers practical advice, insights and strategies for teaching science more effectively and engagingly. The guide is appropriate for new instructors, and is even of interest to those who have been...

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This collection of essays offers practical advice, insights and strategies for teaching science more effectively and engagingly. The guide is appropriate for new instructors, and is even of interest to those who have been teaching for many years.

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Appropriate for all levels of experience 
Practical guides to improve the teaching of science 
Focuses on the twin drives of teaching and research

Foreword
Preface.-Acknowledgments
PART I: HOW CAN I ENGAGE MY STUDENTS IN LEARNING?
Infusing Active Learning into the Large-Enrolment Biology Class: Seven Strategies, from the Simple to the Complex (Winter 2005)
Answers Worth Waiting For: One Second is Hardly Enough (Spring 2002)
Talking to Learn: Why Undergraduate Biology Students Should Be Talking in Classrooms (Summer 2009)
Questions about Questions (Fall 2002)
Problem-Based Learning (Summer 2003)
PART II: HOW CAN I KNOW THAT MY STUDENTS ARE LEARNING?
Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart: Using Visions and Decisions about High-Quality Learning Experiences to Drive Course Design (Summer 2007)
Rubrics: Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners (Fall 2006)
From Assays to Assessments: On Collecting Evidence in Science Teaching (Summer 2004)
Understanding the Wrong Answers: Teaching Toward Conceptual Change (Summer 2005)
Mapping the Journey (Fall 2003)
A Primer on Standards (Winter 2002)
Transformations
PART III: HOW CAN I ENGAGE ALL OF MY STUDENTS?
Learning Styles and the Problem of Instructional Selection: Engaging All Students in Science Courses (Winter 2004)
Cooperative Learning: Beyond Working in Groups (Spring 2003); Co-authored by L.Chatman
Cultural Competence in the College Biology Classroom (Winter 2007)
Making Biology Learning Relevant to Students: Integrating People, History, and Context into College Biology Teaching (Spring 2008); Co-authored by K.Chamany
PART IV: HOW CAN I CONTINUE MY PROFESSIONAL GROWTH IN SCIENCE EDUCATION?
From a Scholarly Approach to Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching (Spring 2005)
On Integrating Pedagogical Training into the Graduate Experiences of Future Science Faculty (Spring 2006)
Cultivating Conversations Through Scientist–Teacher Partnerships (Winter 2003); Co-authored by L.Chatman
Lesson Study: Building Communities of Learning Among Educators (Spring 2004); Co-authored by R.Donham.
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