Engaging ideas : the professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom (Book, 1996) [WorldCat.org]
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Engaging ideas : the professor's guide to integrating writing, critical thinking, and active learning in the classroom

Author: John C Bean
Publisher: San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1996.
Series: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Engaging Ideas is a practical nuts-and-bolts guide for teachers from any discipline who want to design interest-provoking writing and critical thinking activities and oncorporate them into their courses in a way that encourages inquiry, exploration, discussion, and debate. The book also shows how writing can easily be integrated with such other critical thinking activities as inquiry discussions, simulation games,  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bean, John C.
Engaging ideas.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, ©1996
(OCoLC)648636466
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John C Bean
ISBN: 0787902039 9780787902032
OCLC Number: 33132071
Description: xxi, 282 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Contents: Using writing to promote thinking: a busy professor's guide to the whole book --
Understanding connections between thinking and writing --
How writing is related to critical thinking --
Engaging all learners: valuing professional and personal writing --
Dealing with issues of grammar and correctness --iDesigning problem-based assignments --
Formal writing assignments --
Informal, exploratory writing activities --
Coaching students as learners, thinkers, and writers --
Designing tasks for active thinking and learning --
Helping students read difficult texts --
Coaching thinking through the use of small groups --
Alternative approaches to active learning in the classroom --
Enhancing learning and critical thinking in essay exams --
Encouraging engagement and inquiry in research papers --
Reading, commenting on, and grading student writing --
Coaching the writing process and handling the paper load --
Writing comments on students' papers --
Developing and applying grading criteria.
Series Title: Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series.
Responsibility: John C. Bean ; foreword by Maryellen Weimer.
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This text, aimed at teachers of any discipline, should be of use as a resource for designing interest-provoking writing and critical-thinking activities for their students. The author integrates the  Read more...

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