A little book on teaching [electronic resource] : a beginner's guide for educators of engineering and applied science / Steven F. Barrett ; illustrated by J. Barrett.

Barrett, Steven F. (Steven Frank), 1957-
San Rafael, Calif. (1537 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901 USA) : Morgan & Claypool, c2012.
Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Synthesis lectures on engineering ; 1939-523X # 17.
Synthesis lectures on engineering, 1939-523X ; # 17
1 electronic text (xvii, 88 p.) : ill., digital file
Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher).
College teachers -- Training of.
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It is often a challenging and overwhelming transition to go from being a student to being a teacher. Many new faculty members of engineering and science have to make this dramatic transition in a very short time. In the same closing months of your Ph.D. program you are trying to complete your research, finish and defend your dissertation, find a job, move to a new location, and start a new job as a faculty member. If you are lucky, you've had the opportunity to serve as a teaching assistant and possibly have taught a university-level course. If you have served as a research assistant, your teaching opportunities may have been limited. Somehow, in this quick transition from student to teacher, one is supposed to become a good teacher and be ready for the first day of school. This book is intended as a basic primer on college-level teaching and learning for a new faculty member of engineering and applied science. New faculty members in other disciplines will find much of the information applicable to their area of expertise as well. First and foremost, this book is about learning and teaching.However, it also provides helpful information on related topics such as mentorship, student challenges, graduate students, tenure, and promotion and accreditation. This book is also intended as a reference for seasoned professionals. It is a good reference for those mentoring the next generation of college educators.
1. What makes a great teacher?
1.1 Overview
1.2 Welcome
1.3 What makes a great teacher?
1.3.1 The Atlantic, 2010
1.3.2 What great teachers do differently
1.3.3 U.S. professors of the year
1.3.4 What makes a great teacher?
1.3.5 Top five character traits of superior teachers
1.3.6 What makes a great teacher, take two!
1.4 Pulling it all together: a synthesized model
1.5 Great teachers as role models
1.6 Summary
References and further reading
1.7 Chapter activities
2. A little learning theory
2.1 Overview
2.2 The physiological basis of learning
2.3 Levels of learning
Bloom's taxonomy
2.4 Personality types
2.5 Jung, Myers and Briggs
2.6 Felder and Silverman: bridging the gap between learning and teaching styles
2.7 Summary
References and further reading
2.8 Chapter activities
3. Preparation for the first day of classes
3.1 Overview
3.2 The student as a customer
3.3 What did you want from a teacher when you were a student?
3.4 Course development
3.4.1 Accreditation
3.4.2 Syllabus
3.4.3 Textbook selection
3.4.4 Lesson plans
3.5 Other items to consider
3.6 Establishing good student relationshipS
3.7 Conducting the lecture
3.8 Challenges
3.9 Available resources
3.10 Summary
References and further reading
3.11 Chapter activities
4. Assessment
4.1 Overview
4.2 Assessment of your students
4.3 Assessment of you
4.4 Self assessment
4.5 Assessment of your course
4.6 Summary
References and further reading
4.7 Chapter activities
5. Beyond the first day
5.1 Mentoring
5.1.1 Traits of a good mentor
5.1.2 Finding a good mentor
5.1.3 Being a good mentor
5.2 Teaching rewards
5.3 Finding balance
5.4 Where to go from here?
5.5 Summary
References and further reading
5.6 Chapter activities
A. Sample syllabus
B. Personal worksheet
Author's biography
Part of: Synthesis digital library of engineering and computer science.
Title from PDF t.p. (viewed on March 24, 2012).
Series from website.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Print version:
9781608458681 (electronic bk.)
9781608458684 (pbk.)
Publisher Number:
10.2200/S00406ED1V01Y201203ENG017 doi
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