Kennesaw State University

Teaching Resources

McKeachie's Teaching Tips

McKeachie's Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers by Marilla D. Svinicki and Wilbert J. McKeachie is a great source for research-based strategies to improve student learning. The text has quick tips for meeting a class for the first time, facilitating discussion, making lectures more effective, motivation of students, assessment, and more.

Area of Focus: Teaching Enhancement Services Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Active Learning Classrooms: Learning through inquiry and collaboration

McGill University - Teaching and Learning Services (http://www.mcgill.ca/tls/) has produced a series of videos that highlight how Active Learning Classrooms (ALCs) are being used at McGill to enhance student engagement and active and collaborative learning. Carolyn Samuel and students comment on fostering classroom inquiry through the immediate access to technology and the use of writable walls to promote active learning.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Active Learning Classrooms @ the College of Biological Sciences

University of Minnesota - Learn about the College of Biological Sciences' lecture-less active learning classrooms.

Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Teaching Effectiveness

Notes from Weimer Book Club Discussion 3-11-2015

CETL’s Learner-Centered Teaching Supports
•Consultations specifically tailored to address faculty’s interest in or questions about teaching
•Focused classroom observations to gather and share feedback confidentially with a faculty member specific to his or her needs and interests
•Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) – a way of gathering mid-semester, formative feedback from students about their perceptions of the strengths of the course as well as areas for improvement.
Area of Focus: Learning-Centered Teaching Tag: Classroom Strategies

SoTL and Institutional Change

Gurung, Regan A. R. and Schwartz, Beth M. (2010) "Riding the Third Wave of SoTL," International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: Vol. 4: No. 2, Article 5.
Available at: https://doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2010.040205

Hutchings, Huber, and Ciccone (2011) suggested four areas of institutional impact of SoTL
1. Improving Teaching and Student Learning
2. Professional Growth and Faculty Development
3. Assessment
4. Valuing and Evaluating Teaching

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Theoretical and Methodological Issues in SoTL

It can be challenging for faculty with limited knowledge of the science of teaching and learning to situate their SoTL studies within a theoretical framework. Fortunately, there are several resources on the science of teaching and learning written for those outside of the discipline. Here are some places to start:

Ambrose, S. A., Bridges, M. W., DiPietro, M., Lovett, M. C., & Norman, M. K. (2010). How learning works: 7 research-based principles for smart teaching (1st ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Disciplinary Approaches and Genres of SoTL

Huball, H., & Clarke, A. (2010). Diverse methodological approaches and considerations for SoTL in higher education. The Canadian Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Volume 1, Issue 1, Article 2.
DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5206/cjsotl-rcacea.2010.1.2
Available at: http://ir.lib.uwo.ca/cjsotl_rcacea/vol1/iss1/2

Area of Focus: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Tag: Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

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