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Innovative Techniques for Large-Group Instruction : An NSTA Press Journals Collection.

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Association, National Science Teachers.
Publication:
Arlington, VA : National Science Teachers Association, 2002.
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Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Lecture method in teaching.
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Electronic books.
Summary:
Size does matter. When you're faced with a class of 50, 150, or even 250 college students, it's tough to head off boredom - much less promote higher-order thinking and inquiry skills. But it's not impossible, thanks to the professor-tested techniques in this collection of 14 articles from the Journal of College Science Teaching . The book starts by examining what research shows about the effectiveness of popular teaching styles. ( Surprise : Lectures don't stimulate active learning.) From there, the authors offer proven alternatives that range from small-scale innovations to completely revamped teaching methods. Suggested strategies include using quizzes in place of midterms and finals, student forums, interactive lectures, collaborative groups, group facilitators, and e-mail and computer technology .
Contents:
Intro
CONTENTS
Acknowledgments
Introduction
SCI Links
How Do College Students Best Learn Science?
CONSTRUCTIVIST LEARNING
STUDENTS LEARN IN DIFFERENT WAYS
RECOMMENDATIONS
References
Are We Cultivating 'Couch Potatoes' in Our College Science Lectures?
References
Getting There from Here
WHY SHOULD I GO THERE?
WHY I SHOULD NOT GO THERE
SO HOW DO WE GET THERE FROM HERE?
References
Constructing Knowledge in the Lecture Hall
Altering Study Habits
Problem-Solving Session
Assessment
Approach Concerns
Approach Benefits
A Viable Alternative
Acknowledgments
References
Active Learning in the Lecture Hall
TRYING SOMETHING NEW
STUDENT EVALUATION OF THE COURSE
DISCUSSION
References
The Lecture Facilitator: Sorcerer's Apprentice
Course Structure
Finding Facilitators
A Facilitator's Typical Day
Survey Responses
Everyone Benefits
Acknowledgment
Note
Facilitating the Reading/Discussion Connection in the Interactive Classroom
Acknowledgment
References
A Peer-Reviewed Research Assignment for Large Classes
Collaborative, Peer-Reviewed Papers
Electronic Bulletin Board
Poster Presentations
Grading
Peer-Group Evaluation
Intra-Group Evaluation
Results
References
An Interactive Lecture Notebook-Twelve Ways to Improve Students' Grades
Acknowledgments
References
Using E-mail to Improve Communication in the Introductory Science Classroom
THE ASSIGNMENTS
RESULTS
CONCLUSION
Acknowledgments
References
Using Internet Class Notes and PowerPoint in the Physical Geology Lecture
PARAMETERS OF THE SMSU STUDY
METHODOLOGY
RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
Class Survey
Student Performance
CONCLUSION
References
Creating Direct Channels of Communication
Fostering Communication.
E-mail and Notebook Communication
Content-Related Messages
Procedural Messages
Who Is Likely to Communicate?
Final Thoughts
Note
References
Using Action Research to Bring the Large Class Down to Size
WHAT IS ACTION RESEARCH?
SOME ACTION RESEARCH RESULTS
DISCUSSION
References
Gauging Students' Learning in the Classroom
Class Structure
Administering the SALG Instrument
Results of the SALG Surveys
Comparison Between 1998 and 1999
Comparisons with the Modular Chemistry Classes
Advantages of the SALG Instrument
References.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Association, National Science Teachers Innovative Techniques for Large-Group Instruction
ISBN:
9781935155966
9780873552042
OCLC:
476177752