Optional Readings


Introduction to the class

Why this class?

Short History of Teaching and Learning the American University

Bain, Ken. "What Makes Great Teachers Great?" The Chronicle of Higher Education 50, no. 31 (2004): B7.

Savkar, V., and J. Lokere. "Time to Decide: The Ambivalence of the World of Science Toward Education." (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF) Nature Education. Cambridge, Massachusetts.

2 What we know about student learning in higher education

Baviskar, Sandhya N., R. Todd Hartle, et al. "Essential Criteria to Characterize Constructivist Teaching: Derived from a review of the literature and applied to five constructivist-teaching method articles." International Journal of Science Education 31, no. 4 (2009): 541–50.

Buy at Amazon Bransford, John D., Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking eds. "How Experts Differ from Novices." Chapter 2 in How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School. National Academy Press, 1999. ISBN: 9780309065573.

Buy at Amazon Jaques, David. "Learning Theory and Research." Chapter 3 in Learning in Groups: A Handbook For Improving Group Work. 3rd ed. Kogan Page, 2000. ISBN: 9780749430917.

Kloss, Robert J. "A Nudge Is Best: Helping Students through the Perry Scheme of Intellectual Development." College Teaching 42, no. 4 (1994): 151–8.

Buy at Amazon Pelligrino, James W., Naomi Chudowsky, and Robert Glaser. "Advances in the Sciences of Teaching and Learning." Chapter 3 in Knowing What Students Know. National Academy Press, 2001. ISBN: 9780309072724. [Preview with Google Books]

Buy at Amazon Perkins, David. "What is Understanding?" In Teaching for Understanding: Linking Research with Practice. Edited by Martha Stone Wiske. Jossey-Bass Publishers, 1997. ISBN: 9780787910020.

Buy at Amazon Prosser, Michael, and Keith Trigwell. "A Model for Understanding Learning and Teaching in Higher Education." Chapter 2 in Understanding Learning and Teaching. Open University Press, 1999, pp. 10–25. ISBN: 9780335198313.

Buy at Amazon Ramsden, Paul. "Approaches to Learning." Chapter 4 in Learning to Teach in Higher Education. Routledge Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780415303453. [Preview with Google Books]

Redish, Edward F. "Implication of cognitive studies for teaching physics." American Journal of Physics 62, no. 9 (1994): 796–803.

Buy at Amazon Tobias, Sheila. "Occasional Paper." They're not Dumb, They're Different: Stalking the Second Tier. Research Corporation, 1994. ISBN: 9780963350404.

Buy at Amazon Wankat, P. C., and F. S. Oreovicz. "Models of Cognitive Development: Piaget and Perry." Chapter 14 in Teaching Engineering. McGraw-Hill, 1992. ISBN: 9780070681545.

Science Teaching: A Bibliography of Science Teaching Pedagogy with an Emphasis on Chemistry, Part I.

3 Developing your teaching philosophy

Teaching Philosophy Statements

5 Teaching Methodologies: Part I - Lecturing

Buy at Amazon Bligh, Donald A. "Lecture Organization." Chapter 5 in What's the Use of Lectures? Jossey-Bass, 2000. ISBN: 9780787951627.

Novak, J. D., and A. J. Canas. "The Theory Underlying Concept Maps and How to Construct and Use Them." Technical Report IHMC Cmap Tools 2006–01 Rev 01–2008, Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition, 2008.

6 Teaching Methodologies: Part II - Active Learning, Why and How?

Crouch, C. H., A. P. Fagen, et al. "Classroom Demonstrations: Learning Tools or Entertainment?" American Journal of Physics 72, no. 6 (2004): 835–8.

Hake, R. "Interactive-engagement vs. traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses." American Journal of Physics 66, no. 1 (1998): 64.

Mohamed, Abdi-Rizak. "Effects of Active Learning Variants on Student Performance and Learning Perceptions." (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF) International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 2, no. 2 (2008).

Ebert-May, Diane, Carol Brewer, and Sylvester Allred. "Innovation in large lectures—teaching for active learning." Bioscience 47, no. 9 (1997): 601–7.

Yuretich, Richard F., Samia A. Khan, et al. "Active-Learning Methods to Improve Student Performance and Scientific Interest in a Large Introductory Oceanography Course." Journal of Geoscience Education 49, no. 2 (2001): 111.

Carleton College-Teaching Large Classes.

Teaching Large Classes: Strategies for Improving Student Learning (4/30/98). Message #21 - Tomorrow's Professor. Stanford Center for Teaching and Learning.

8 Designing Homework and Exam Questions

Feisel-Schmitz Technical Taxonomy from the TLL website.

Buy at Amazon Forsyth, Donelson R. "Testing: Strategies and Skills for Evaluating Learning." Chapter 4 in The Professor's Guide to Teaching: Psychological Principles and Practices. American Psychological Association, 2003. ISBN: 9781557989604.

IBM Chemical Kinetics Simulation.

Chemistry Applets. The ChemCollective. Online Resources for Teaching and Learning Chemistry.

9 Teaching Problem Solving

Crouch, Catherine H., and Eric Mazur. "Classroom Demonstrations: Learning Tools or Entertainment?" American Journal of Physics 72, no. 9 (2004).

10 Grading and Assessment

Buy at Amazon Forsyth, Donelson R. "Grading (and Aiding): Helping Students Reach Their Learning Goals." In The Professor's Guide to Teaching: Psychological Principles and Practices. American Psychological Association, 2003. ISBN: 9781557989604.

11 Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom

Resource Guide - Diversity in the Classroom (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF). Center for Teaching & Learning, Bowling Green State.

Brickhouse, Nancy W. "Embodying Science: A Feminist Perspective on Learning." Journal of Research in Science Teaching 38, no. 3 (2001): 282–95.

Mayberry, Maralee. "Reproductive and Resistant Pedagogies: The Comparative Roles of Collaborative Learning and Feminist Pedagogy in Science Education." Journal of Research in Science Teaching 35, no. 4 (1998): 443–59.