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Integrated General Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 120

Integrated General Education

General education has been an essential part of American higher education for a long time. Unfortunately, it is often seen as something to "get out of the way" so that the student can go on to take the more "important" courses within a chosen major. This volume changes that perception. Topics discussed include: Integrated General Education: A Brief Look Back Why are Outcomes So Difficult to Achieve? Making General Education Matter: Structures and Strategies Unifying the Undergraduate Curriculum Through Inquiry-Guided Learning University of the Pacific's Bookend Seminars on a Good Society Core Curriculum Revision at TCU: How Faculty Created and Are Maintaining the TCU Core Curriculum Creating...

Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 197

Promoting Integrated and Transformative Assessment

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2008-07-28
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  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Assessment plays a key role in institutions of higher education. However, many colleges and universities simply add their assessment plans onto other teaching, learning, service, and research activities in order to prepare for an impending accreditation visit. In this important resource, Catherine M. Wehlburg outlines an integrated and ongoing system for assessment that both prepares for an accreditation visit and truly enhances student learning. This innovative approach can be adapted for use in a wide variety of situations to transform a department or an entire institution.

An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 117

An Integrative Analysis Approach to Diversity in the College Classroom

"This volume provides an interdisciplinary forum for educational developers and college and university instructors to describe new frameworks and pedagogical strategies for understanding how a range of aspects of social identity (e.g., race, ethnicity, gender, class, sexual orientation, abilities, religion, etc.) interact in complex and important ways to shape student learning and instructor preparation for creating and sustaining multiculturally inclusive classrooms."--Catherine M. Wehlburg.

Constructivism Reconsidered in the Age of Social Media
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

Constructivism Reconsidered in the Age of Social Media

"Because social media mixes and remixes roles within the learning landscape, the learning process has become complex. Learning itself is no longer relegated to students in the classroom but has become universal through the use of social media. Social media embodies constructivism itself as the users engage in the development of their own meaning. Constructivism is relevant to education and an understanding of both phenomena - the learning theory and technological advance - can be better understood in the light of one another. [...] This volume shows that constructivist thinking becomes a means to learn about constructivism's use in learning. This volume will be of interest to faculty and practitioners who want to reflect on the current state of learning and consider a new way of looking at the learning landscape" -- p. [4] of cover.

Finding the Why: Personalizing Learning in Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 104

Finding the Why: Personalizing Learning in Higher Education

"This volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning addresses how we might help students find the 'why' of their educational endeavors. This volume draws on the perspectives of seasoned scholars from around the country who consider the low retention rates and lack of engagement in many students"--Page 4 of cover.

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 112

Contemplative Studies in Higher Education

The complexities of 21st-century life—personal, social, cultural, and environmental—demand thoughtful responses, responses fostered and enhanced through contemplative experience. Contemplative education includes studies of the history, psychology, and socialcultural context of such experience, as well as the development of experiential knowledge through one or more personal practices. Contemplative education has recently emerged in the academy. Although there has been significant published discussion of postsecondary courses and programs that incorporate contemplative views and practices, there have been few studies of relevant curricula and pedagogy. This volume integrates research, the...

Faculty and First-Generation College Students: Bridging the Classroom Gap Together
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 107

Faculty and First-Generation College Students: Bridging the Classroom Gap Together

From the Editor The population of first-generation college students (FGS) is increasing in an ever-tightening economy, a time when employers demand a college degree even for an initial interview. According to a 2007 study by UCLA's Higher Education Research Institute, nearly one in six freshmen at American four-year institutions is firstgeneration. However, FGS often straddle different cultures between school and home, and many feel socially, ethnically, academically, and emotionally marginalized on campus. Because of these disparities, FGS frequently encounter barriers to academic success and require additional campus support resources. Some institutions offer increased financial aid and lo...

Transformative Learning and Adult Higher Education
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Transformative Learning and Adult Higher Education

Presenting current trends in transformative learning and adult higher education, this volume paints a vivid picture of the Transformative Learning theory in action. The concepts that knit these articles together despite the variety of educational settings and populations are: relationships, community, and the body experience—often missing in higher education. This volume includes: the voices of marginalized populations often excluded from research studies such as community college students, emerging adults with learning differences, English language learners, native Alaskans, African-American health educators, doctoral students, and yoga practitioners; new paradigms for thinking about adul...

Inclusive Teaching: Presence in the Classroom
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 96

Inclusive Teaching: Presence in the Classroom

In this volume, the authors focus on the importance of inclusive teaching and the role faculty can play in helping students achieve, though not necessarily in the same way. To teach with a focus on inclusion means to believe that every person has the ability to learn. It means that most individuals want to learn, to improve their ability to better understand the world in which they live, and to be able to navigate their pathways of life. This volume includes the following topics: • best practices for teaching students with social, economic, gender, or ethnic differences • adjustments to the teaching and learning process to focus on inclusion • strategies for teaching that help learners...

Self-Regulated Learning
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 136

Self-Regulated Learning

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