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Linked courses for general education and integrative learning : a guide for faculty and administrators

Author: Margot Soven; Delores Lehr; Siskanna Naynaha; Wendy Olson
Publisher: Sterling, Virginia : Stylus, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as "high impact", learning communities - one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book - lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher  Read more...
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Linked courses for general education and integrative learning.
(DLC) 2012012860
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margot Soven; Delores Lehr; Siskanna Naynaha; Wendy Olson
ISBN: 1579228798 9781579228798
OCLC Number: 872688750
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 276 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Cover Page; Title Page; Copyright Page; Dedication; CONTENTS; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; PART ONE: LINKED COURSE PEDAGOGIES; 1. PAIRING COURSES TO BENEFIT STUDENT LEARNING; 2. LINKED CONTENT COURSES; 3. DOUBLE ENTRY; 4. MULTIPLE MAJORS, ONE WRITING CLASS; PART TWO: LINKED COURSE PROGRAMS; 5. THE SCIENCE OF FIRST-YEAR LEARNING COMMUNITIES; 6. IMPLEMENTING A LINKED COURSE REQUIREMENT IN THE CORE CURRICULUM; 7. ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS WITH RESIDENTIAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES; 8. LEARNING COMMUNITIES IN THE NEW UNIVERSITY; PART THREE: ASSESSING LINKED COURSES. 9. THE NUTS AND BOLTS OF EVALUATING LINKED COURSES10. USING PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS AND FACULTY DEVELOPMENT TO DEEPEN STUDENT LEARNING; 11. LINKED COURSE ASSESSMENT; 12. CONSTANT RECONNAISSANCE; EDITORS AND CONTRIBUTORS; INDEX.
Responsibility: edited By Margot Soven, Dolores Lehr, Siskanna Naynaha, and Wendy Olson ; foreword by Betsy Barefoot.

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Research indicates that of the pedagogies recognized as "high impact", learning communities - one approach to which, the linked course, is the subject of this book - lead to an increased level of student engagement in the freshman year that persists through the senior year, and improve retention. This book focuses on the learning community model that is the most flexible to implement in terms of scheduling, teacher collaboration, and design: the linked course. The faculty may teach independently or together, coordinating syllabi and assignments so that the classes complement each other, and of.

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