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Genre/Form: Handbooks, manuals, etc
Guides, manuels, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Committee on Undergraduate Science Education (U.S.)
ISBN: 0309054982 9780309054980
OCLC Number: 36179039
Description: xi, 88 p. ; 29 cm.
Contents: 1. How teachers teach: general principles. Teaching and learning : Teaching styles ; Developing a teaching style --
How should you plan a course syllabus? --
How can I broaden the content in my course? --
Should you teach differently to future precollege teachers? --
2. How teachers teach: specific methods. Lectures : Enhancing learning in large classes ; Hints for more effective lecturing ; Asking questions ; Demonstrations --
Discussions : Why discussion? ; Planning and guiding discussions --
Collaborative learning --
Laboratories : Developing effective laboratories ; Lab reports ; Teaching labs with teaching assistants --
3. Linking teaching with learning. A framework for learning --
Approaches to learning --
Scientific research as a teaching and learning model : Engaging students ; Establishing a context for exploration ; Proposing explanations ; Reading and writing for understanding --
4. Misconceptions as barriers to understanding science. Types of misconceptions --
How to break down misconceptions : Identifying misconceptions ; Helping students confront their misconceptions ; Helping students overcome their misconceptions --
5. Evaluation of teaching and learning. Determining what students know : Are students learning what you are teaching? --
Assessing your course : Soliciting students' opinions about your course ; Using a portfolio to assess your course --
How well are you teaching? : Evaluating your own teaching ; Peer evaluation of your teaching ; Students' evaluation of your teaching --
6. Testing and grading. Grading specific activities --
The why and how of tests : What about take-home tests? ; Are there advantages to open book tests? --
Helping your students prepare for exams --
Testing students throughout the term --
Approaches to assigning grades : Ways to encourage improvement --
7. Choosing and using instructional resources. Textbook use in teaching and learning : Advantages and disadvantages of using textbooks ; Changes in textbook style and content ; Textbooks and effective learning ; How to choose and use an appropriate textbook ; What if I can't find the "perfect" textbook? --
Information technology use in teaching and learning : Internet ; World Wide Web ; Electronic communication ; Choosing and using electronic technologies --
Ch. 8. Getting to know your students. Learning your students' names --
Helping your students succeed --
Science fear and math anxiety --
Other considerations --
Accommodating students' differences --
Societal attitudes --
Helping students to realize that science is a human endeavor --
Appendices : A. Societies and organizations involved with science teaching and science-related issues. Science teaching societies and organizations --
Science and technology-related organizations --
Organizations for women in science, mathematics, and engineering --
B. Periodicals related to undergraduate science education. General interest --
Disciplinary journals --
Science education research journals --
Psychology journals with articles relevant to science education --
C. Laboratory issues. Resources on inquiry-based labs --
Resources on undergraduate research activities --
Laboratory safety.
Responsibility: [prepared by the] Committee on Undergraduate Science Education.

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