Supplemental Materials

Week 1: Introduction to the Class

Edmundson, M. "On the uses of a liberal education." Harper's Magazine 295, no. 1768 (1997): 39-49.

Roth, M.S. "Learning as Freedom." The New York Times, The Opinion Pages, September 5, 2012.

Week 2: What We Know About Student Learning In Higher Education

Buy at Amazon Gabel, D., and D. M. Bunce. "Research on Problem-Solving: Chemistry." Chapter 11 in Handbook of Research on Science Teaching and Learning. MacMillan, 1994, pp. 301–25. ISBN: 9780028970059.

Nakhleh, M. B. "Why Some Students Don't Learn Chemistry." Journal of Chemical Education 69, no. 3 (1992): 191–6.

Bodner, G. M. "The Conceptual Knowledge of Beginning Chemistry Graduate Students (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF)." Journal of Chemical Education 68, no. 5 (1991): 385–8.

Clement, J. "Students' preconceptions in introductory mechanics." American Journal of Physics 50, no. 1 (1982): 66-71.

McDermott, L.C. "Research on conceptual understanding in mechanics." Physics Today 37, no. 7 (1984): 24-32.

McCloskey, M. "Intuitive Physics." Scientific American, 1983: 122-131.

Peters, P.C. "Even honors students have conceptual difficulties with physics." American Journal of Physics 50, no. 6 (1982): 501-508.

Pashler, H., M. McDaniel, et al. "Learning Styles: Concepts and Evidence." Psychological Science in the Public Interest 9, no. 3 (2009): 105-119.

Glenn, D. "Matching Teaching Style to Learning Style May Note Help Students." The Chronicle of Higher Education, December 15, 2009.

What we know about how students learn: FAQs (PDF)

Sternberg, R. "Classroom Styles." Inside Higher Ed, September 27, 2011.

Week 4: Course Design & Planning: Planning Backward, Learning Outcomes & Strategic Teaching

Strategic Design Worksheets (scroll down to the bottom of the page, under "Worksheet Guides for Strategic Teaching Analysis")

Week 5: Teaching Methodologies: Part I - Lecturing

Links to educational research papers

Technology Enabled Active Learning (TEAL)

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

MERLOT Resources

Interactive Physics Demos from the University of Maryland


Linking Learning Outcomes and Active Learning Opportunities (PDF)

Deal, A. "Classroom Response Systems, A Teaching with Technology White Paper." Office of Technology for Education, Eberly Center for Teaching Excellence, Carnegie Mellon University. November 30, 2007.

Beatty, I. D., et al. "Designing effective questions for classroom response teaching." American Journal of Physics 74, no. 1 (2006): 31-39.

Slides from Lecture 6 (PDF)

Week 7: What Can Nerds Learn from Actors?

Slides from Lecture 7 (This resource may not render correctly in a screen reader.PDF - 6.4MB)

Week 8: Designing Homework and Exam Questions

Moving Up and Down Bloom's Taxonomy, Sample Problems (PDF)

Eric Mazur—Just in Time Teaching

Week 9: Teaching Problem Solving

Craig, S. D., M. T. H. Chi, and K. VanLehn. "Improving Classroom Learning by Collaboratively Observing Human Tutoring Videos While Problem Solving." Journal of Educational Psychology 101, no. 4 (2009): 779-789.

McClymer, J. F., and L. Z. Knoles. "Ersatz Learning, Inauthentic Testing." Journal on Excellence in College Teaching 3 (1992): 33-50.

Steif, P. S., et al. "Improving Problem Solving Performance by Inducing Talk about Salient Problem Features." Journal of Engineering Education 99, no. 2 (2010): 135-142.

ABET outcomes-Overview

Week 11: Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom

Special Considerations for Teaching in a Multicultural Classroom

Buy at Amazon University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Teaching for Inclusion: Diversity in the College Classroom. Chapel Hill, N.C.: The Center, 1997.

Weeks 12 & 13: Microteaching

TLL Programs and Services

Microteaching Guidelines (PDF)

Guidelines for handling pitfalls (PDF)