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Teaching for Learning - 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Paperback):... Teaching for Learning - 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Paperback)
Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris, Todd Zakrajsek
R1,115 Discovery Miles 11 150 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Few institutions adequately prepare doctoral students for teaching. Instead, future faculty are prepared for research, and most professors will have had no formal preparation or professional development for teaching. Those who do have familiarity with different methodologies frequently have questions about what works best in which situations and for which students. We may not be teaching students as well as we could in institutions of higher education and faculty preparation may be at issue.

Despite a growing body of research on teaching approaches in higher education, faculty lack a comprehensive resource that highlights and synthesizes proven approaches. "Teaching for Learning" fills that gap. Each entry:

  • describes an approach and lists its essential features and elements
  • demonstrates how that approach has been used in higher education, including specific examples from different disciplines
  • reviews findings from the research literature
  • describes techniques to improve effectiveness.

"

Teaching for Learning" provides faculty with a resource grounded in the academic knowledge base, written in an easily accessible, engaging, and practical style.

The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Terry Doyle, Todd... The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek
R460 R371 Discovery Miles 3 710 Save R89 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school. The second edition of this bestselling student text has been considerably updated with the latest findings from cognitive science that further illuminate learning for students, and help them understand what's involved in retaining new information. Beyond updating every chapter with insights from new research, this edition introduces a range of additional topics such as cognitive load, learned helplessness, and grit all of which provide students with immediately usable information on how to regulate their lives to maximize learning and fulfillment in college. The premise of this book remains that brain science shows that most students learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong; and that while all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of intellectual work. This book explicates for students what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick, even after the test. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how to prepare to learn, engage with course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material at will. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that students can put into practice right away.

Dynamic Lecturing - Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (Paperback): Christine Harrington, Todd Zakrajsek Dynamic Lecturing - Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (Paperback)
Christine Harrington, Todd Zakrajsek
R651 Discovery Miles 6 510 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Is the lecture an outmoded teaching method that inhibits active learning or is it a potentially powerful tool that is an essential part of every teacheraEURO (TM)s repertoire? This book presents up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. It fills the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when itaEURO (TM)s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments. Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek demonstrate that, rather than lecture and active learning being mutually exclusive or either-or propositions, the effectiveness of the former can be greatly enhanced when combined with active learning techniques through what they define as dynamic lecturing; and provide context about the need to balance these approaches to meet the needs of students as they progress from novice to advanced learners. They present a range of strategies that enhance student learning during lectures. They open each chapter with the evidence behind each lecturing strategy they describe, and conclude with practical suggestions for quick application in the classroom. They offer readers the lecture planning and evaluation tools for reworking their lectures in ways that provide high-level engagement and achievement for their students. The opening section of the book explores the benefits of lecturing and describes the different modalities of lecture, with an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each. The second section focuses on educational strategies to enhance the lecture, including, among others, activating prior knowledge, emphasizing important points, effectively using multi-media, making concepts meaningful via examples, and the importance of retrieval practice. Each covers the underlying theory and research, and advice on how to align the engagement techniques with instructional goals. The book concludes with guidance on effective planning for lecturing and helping chairs, administrators, or peers engage in effective evaluation of the lecture. This is a dynamic resource for all faculty interested in revitalizing their teaching. The strategies are succinct, easy to incorporate into lectures and, done well, will have immediate impact and increase student mastery of course content.

Dynamic Lecturing - Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (Hardcover): Christine Harrington, Todd Zakrajsek Dynamic Lecturing - Research-Based Strategies to Enhance Lecture Effectiveness (Hardcover)
Christine Harrington, Todd Zakrajsek
R3,252 Discovery Miles 32 520 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Is the lecture an outmoded teaching method that inhibits active learning or is it a potentially powerful tool that is an essential part of every teacheraEURO (TM)s repertoire? This book presents up-to-date research on the different types of lecture, on what constitutes effective lecturing, and on the impact of lecturing when done appropriately and well. It fills the void in professional development resources on how to lecture, validating the practice when itaEURO (TM)s aligned with the educational mission of creating engaged learning environments. Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek demonstrate that, rather than lecture and active learning being mutually exclusive or either-or propositions, the effectiveness of the former can be greatly enhanced when combined with active learning techniques through what they define as dynamic lecturing; and provide context about the need to balance these approaches to meet the needs of students as they progress from novice to advanced learners. They present a range of strategies that enhance student learning during lectures. They open each chapter with the evidence behind each lecturing strategy they describe, and conclude with practical suggestions for quick application in the classroom. They offer readers the lecture planning and evaluation tools for reworking their lectures in ways that provide high-level engagement and achievement for their students. The opening section of the book explores the benefits of lecturing and describes the different modalities of lecture, with an assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of each. The second section focuses on educational strategies to enhance the lecture, including, among others, activating prior knowledge, emphasizing important points, effectively using multi-media, making concepts meaningful via examples, and the importance of retrieval practice. Each covers the underlying theory and research, and advice on how to align the engagement techniques with instructional goals. The book concludes with guidance on effective planning for lecturing and helping chairs, administrators, or peers engage in effective evaluation of the lecture. This is a dynamic resource for all faculty interested in revitalizing their teaching. The strategies are succinct, easy to incorporate into lectures and, done well, will have immediate impact and increase student mastery of course content.

Teaching for Learning - 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Hardcover):... Teaching for Learning - 101 Intentionally Designed Educational Activities to Put Students on the Path to Success (Hardcover)
Claire Howell Major, Michael S. Harris, Todd Zakrajsek
R3,784 Discovery Miles 37 840 Out of stock

Few institutions adequately prepare doctoral students for teaching. Instead, future faculty are prepared for research, and most professors will have had no formal preparation or professional development for teaching. Those who do have familiarity with different methodologies frequently have questions about what works best in which situations and for which students. We may not be teaching students as well as we could in institutions of higher education and faculty preparation may be at issue.

Despite a growing body of research on teaching approaches in higher education, faculty lack a comprehensive resource that highlights and synthesizes proven approaches. "Teaching for Learning" fills that gap. Each entry:

  • describes an approach and lists its essential features and elements
  • demonstrates how that approach has been used in higher education, including specific examples from different disciplines
  • reviews findings from the research literature
  • describes techniques to improve effectiveness.

"

Teaching for Learning" provides faculty with a resource grounded in the academic knowledge base, written in an easily accessible, engaging, and practical style.

The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition): Terry Doyle, Todd... The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Hardcover, 2nd Revised edition)
Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek
R3,009 Discovery Miles 30 090 Out of stock

Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school. The second edition of this bestselling student text has been considerably updated with the latest findings from cognitive science that further illuminate learning for students, and help them understand what's involved in retaining new information. Beyond updating every chapter with insights from new research, this edition introduces a range of additional topics such as cognitive load, learned helplessness, and grit all of which provide students with immediately usable information on how to regulate their lives to maximize learning and fulfillment in college. The premise of this book remains that brain science shows that most students learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong; and that while all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of intellectual work. This book explicates for students what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick, even after the test. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how to prepare to learn, engage with course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material at will. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that students can put into practice right away.

Understanding How We Learn - Applying Key Educational Psychology Concepts in the Classroom (Hardcover): Todd Zakrajsek, Donna... Understanding How We Learn - Applying Key Educational Psychology Concepts in the Classroom (Hardcover)
Todd Zakrajsek, Donna Bailey
R2,851 Discovery Miles 28 510 Out of stock

This succinct, jargon-free, and user-friendly volume offers faculty an introduction to 35 concepts from educational psychology that illuminate whataEURO (TM)s going through the minds of learners as they grapple with new information. The concepts are conveniently grouped under major topics, each introduced by a summary of the field, its origins, the latest relevant research, and the implications for teaching: Cognition and Thinking, Memory, Learning, Perceiving and Living in the World, Working in Groups, Motivation, and Perceptions of Self. Within each section Todd Zakrajsek and Donna Bailey provide summaries of each key concept, explaining the terminology, its background, relevance to student learning, and offering ideas and tips for immediate application in teaching. As an example, the entry on Cognitive Load aEURO" the amount of information that the brain can process at any given time, and beyond which further input becomes hard to process, and usually induces errors aEURO" explains its constituent elements, intrinsic, extraneous, and germane, and how they are triggered. The authors conclude with specific tips to reduce cognitive load, and strategies to help students encountering difficulties with complex new material understand and accept the need to budget energy and time for certain tasks. This is an illuminating book for teachers seeking to understand student learning, offering a foundational understanding of educational terms often tossed about in discussions of student learning, and a range of solutions to challenges they commonly encounter in the classroom.

The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Hardcover, New): Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Hardcover, New)
Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek
R3,209 Discovery Miles 32 090 Out of stock

Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school. Recent advances in brain science show that most students' learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong. While all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of your studies. This book shows you what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick with you even after the test. Taking a small amount of time to read and act upon the material in this book will prove to be one of the best decisions you can make as a learner. What you discover will change the way you learn in college and will be helpful in your personal and professional life. You live in a world where you will have to be a lifelong learner, constantly updating your skills and changing jobs to compete in the global marketplace. Most college students today will have as many as 10-14 different jobs by age 38. Learning how to learn in harmony with your brain is crucial to your long-term success. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how you prepare to learn, engage with your course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material whenever you need it. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that you can put into practice right away. Did you know neuroscientists have shown that memories are made while you sleep, and by studying right before sleeping you can make stronger memories for your information? In this book the authors explain the role that sleep, exercise and your senses play in learning; how memory works and what makes the brain pay attention; the importance of your mindset towards learning and pattern recognition; as well as new breakthroughs in brain science that can enhance your ability to learn new information and make later recall (for tests or everyday life) easier. This book will put you on the path to reaching your full learning potential.

The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Paperback): Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek The New Science of Learning - How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain (Paperback)
Terry Doyle, Todd Zakrajsek
R688 Discovery Miles 6 880 Out of stock

Learning to learn is the key skill for tomorrow. This breakthrough book builds the foundation every student needs, from freshman orientation to graduate school. Recent advances in brain science show that most students' learning strategies are highly inefficient, ineffective or just plain wrong. While all learning requires effort, better learning does not require more effort, but rather effectively aligning how the brain naturally learns with the demands of your studies. This book shows you what is involved in learning new material, how the human brain processes new information, and what it takes for that information to stick with you even after the test. Taking a small amount of time to read and act upon the material in this book will prove to be one of the best decisions you can make as a learner. What you discover will change the way you learn in college and will be helpful in your personal and professional life. You live in a world where you will have to be a lifelong learner, constantly updating your skills and changing jobs to compete in the global marketplace. Most college students today will have as many as 10-14 different jobs by age 38. Learning how to learn in harmony with your brain is crucial to your long-term success. This succinct book explains straightforward strategies for changing how you prepare to learn, engage with your course material, and set about improving recall of newly learned material whenever you need it. This is not another book about study skills and time management strategies, but instead an easy-to-read description of the research about how the human brain learns in a way that you can put into practice right away. Did you know neuroscientists have shown that memories are made while you sleep, and by studying right before sleeping you can make stronger memories for your information? In this book the authors explain the role that sleep, exercise and your senses play in learning; how memory works and what makes the brain pay attention; the importance of your mindset towards learning and pattern recognition; as well as new breakthroughs in brain science that can enhance your ability to learn new information and make later recall (for tests or everyday life) easier. This book will put you on the path to reaching your full learning potential.

Understanding How We Learn - Applying Key Educational Psychology Concepts in the Classroom (Paperback): Todd Zakrajsek, Donna... Understanding How We Learn - Applying Key Educational Psychology Concepts in the Classroom (Paperback)
Todd Zakrajsek, Donna Bailey
R622 Discovery Miles 6 220 Out of stock

This succinct, jargon-free, and user-friendly volume offers faculty an introduction to 35 concepts from educational psychology that illuminate whataEURO (TM)s going through the minds of learners as they grapple with new information. The concepts are conveniently grouped under major topics, each introduced by a summary of the field, its origins, the latest relevant research, and the implications for teaching: Cognition and Thinking, Memory, Learning, Perceiving and Living in the World, Working in Groups, Motivation, and Perceptions of Self. Within each section Todd Zakrajsek and Donna Bailey provide summaries of each key concept, explaining the terminology, its background, relevance to student learning, and offering ideas and tips for immediate application in teaching. As an example, the entry on Cognitive Load aEURO" the amount of information that the brain can process at any given time, and beyond which further input becomes hard to process, and usually induces errors aEURO" explains its constituent elements, intrinsic, extraneous, and germane, and how they are triggered. The authors conclude with specific tips to reduce cognitive load, and strategies to help students encountering difficulties with complex new material understand and accept the need to budget energy and time for certain tasks. This is an illuminating book for teachers seeking to understand student learning, offering a foundational understanding of educational terms often tossed about in discussions of student learning, and a range of solutions to challenges they commonly encounter in the classroom.

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