Handbook of College and University Teaching, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 145226192X
  • ISBN-13: 9781452261928
  • DDC: 378.1
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 560 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released August 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Enhance your teaching style with James E. Groccia's systemic and insightful seven-variable model using a truly international perspective. The need to understand learning and teaching from multiple cultural perspectives has become critically important in educating the next generation of college students. Using a unique global view, this comprehensive volume presents international perspectives on critical issues impacting teaching and learning in diverse higher education environments. Education experts from around the world share their perspectives on college and university teaching, identifying international differences and similarities. The chapters are organized around a model developed by James E. Groccia, which focuses on seven interrelated variables that must be explored to develop a full perspective of college and university teaching and learning. These interrelated variables include teacher, learner, learning process, learning context, course content, instructional processes, and learning outcomes. Using this logical model, the contributors provide readers with a guide for systemic thinking about how to improve teaching and learning, curriculum development, and assessment.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
About the Editors.
About the Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: A Model for Understanding University Teaching and Learning.
3: Outcomes of Teaching and Learning.
4: Effective Grading and Assessment: Global Insights to Enhance Student Learning, Faculty Satisfaction, and Institutional Success.
5: Using the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning to Improve Learning Outcomes.
6: From Document to Practice: Application of Outcome-Based Assessment in the Curricula of Police and Border Guard Service.
7: Understanding Students.
8: Optimizing Adaptive Student Behaviors.
9: Preparing Middle Eastern Students for the Future: Saudi Arabia as a Case Study.
10: Culture and Disability in the Classroom.
11: Understanding Teachers.
12: Developing Faculty for the 21st Century in South Africa: Building Capacity through Collaborative Preparation Programs.
13: Sustaining and Championing Teaching and Learning: In Good Times or Bad.
14: An Effective Model for the Professional Development of Middle Eastern Faculty.
15: Understanding Context.
16: Culture and Teaching: Lessons from Psychology.
17: The Implications of Muslim Beliefs, Practices, and Traditions on University Teaching and Learning.
18: The Context of Learning: Changes in UK Higher Education.
19: Learning for Transformation in an International Context: The Implications of a Confucian Learning Model.
20: Review of New University Education Policy Implementation in Croatia.
21: The Impact of Organizational Culture on the Leadership of Higher Education Curriculum Development.
22: Leading Higher Education Teaching, Learning, and Innovation.
23: Understanding Content.
24: Internationalizing the Curriculum.
25: Cultural Contexts and Curricular Design in Saudi Arabia and Other Middle Eastern Nations.
26: Strategic Curriculum Change.
27: Understanding Learning.
28: Visualizing Knowledge Structures of University Teaching to Relate Pedagogic Theory and Academic Practice.
29: Culture and Learning Styles.
30: Metacognitive Learning and Culture.
31: Understanding Teaching.
32: Emerging Evidence for Excellent Teaching Across Borders.
33: Writing for the U.S. University.
34: Culture Bump: An Instructional Process for Cultural Insight.
35: Intercultural Pedagogy: Deep Cultural Issues and Challenges for Global Universities.
36: Conceptual Bases of Problem-Based Learning.
37: Problem-Based Learning and Its Application to South African Medical Education.
38: Confucius and Buddha in the College Classroom: Relational Virtuosity in Teaching and Learning.
39: Learning, Teaching, and Assessment Using Technology.
Author Index.
Subject Index.