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Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Ebooks and Books
- Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning by Cathy Bishop-Clark; Beth Dietz-Uhler; Craig E. Nelson (Foreword by)Call Number: EbookISBN: 1579224717Publication Date: 2012This is a book for anyone who has ever considered engaging in the scholarship of teaching and learning - known familiarly as SoTL - and needs a better understanding of what it is, and how to engage in it. The authors describe how to create a SoTL project, its implications for promotion and tenure, and how it fosters:
* Increased satisfaction and fulfillment in teaching
* Improved student learning
* Increased productivity of scholarly publication
* Collaboration with colleagues across disciplines
* Contributing to a growing and important body of literature
- The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in and Across the Disciplines by Kathleen McKinney (Editor); Mary Taylor Huber (Foreword by)Call Number: Ebook and on the JPL 3rd Floor LA227.4 .S36 2013ISBN: 9780253006769Publication Date: 2013The scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) began primarily as a discipline-based movement, committed to exploring the signature pedagogical and learning styles of each discipline within higher education, with little exchange across disciplines. As the field has developed, new questions have arisen concerning cross-disciplinary comparison and learning in multidisciplinary settings This volume by a stellar group of experts provides a state-of-the-field review of recent SoTL scholarship within a range of disciplines and offers a stimulating discussion of critical issues related to interdisciplinarity in teaching, learning, and SoTL research.
- Critical Reading in Higher Education by Karen Manarin; Miriam Carey; Melanie Rathburn; Glen Ryland; Pat Hutchings (Foreword by)Call Number: EbookISBN: 9780253018984Publication Date: 2015Faculty often worry that students can't or won't read critically, a foundational skill for success in academic and professional endeavors. "Critical reading" refers both to reading for academic purposes and reading for social engagement. This volume is based on collaborative, multidisciplinary research into how students read in first-year courses in subjects ranging from scientific literacy through composition. The authors discovered the good (students can read), the bad (students are not reading for social engagement), and the ugly (class assignments may be setting students up for failure) and they offer strategies that can better engage students and provide more meaningful reading experiences.
- Doing the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Mathematics by Jacqueline M. Dewar; Curtis D. Bennett; National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Staff (Contribution by)Call Number: EbookISBN: 9780883851937Publication Date: 2015The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) movement encourages faculty to view teaching “problems" as invitations to conduct scholarly investigations. In this growing field of inquiry faculty bring their disciplinary knowledge and teaching experience to bear on questions of teaching and learning. They systematically gather evidence to develop and support their conclusions. The results are to be peer reviewed and made public for others to build on.
- Connected Science by Tricia A. Ferrett (Editor); David R. Geelan (Editor); Whitney M. Schlegel (Editor); Joanne L. Stewart (Editor); Mary Taylor Huber (Foreword by); Pat Hutchings (Foreword by)Call Number: EbookISBN: 0253009278Publication Date: 2013Informed by the scholarship of teaching and learning (SOTL), Connected Science presents a new approach to college science education for the 21st century. This interdisciplinary approach stresses integrative learning and pedagogies that engage students through open-ended inquiry, compelling real-world questions, and data-rich experiences. Faculty from a variety of disciplines and institutions present case studies based on research in the classroom, offering insights into student learning goals and best practices in curriculum design. Synthetic chapters bring together themes from the case studies, present an overview of the connected science approach, and identify strategies and future challenges to help move this work forward.
- Evaluating Teaching and Learning by David Kember; Paul GinnsCall Number: EbookISBN: 9780415598842Publication Date: 2012'Evaluating Teaching and Learning' explains how evaluation can be more effective in enhancing the quality of teaching and learning and introduces broader and more diverse forms of evaluation.