Developing Learner-Centered Teaching: A Practical Guide for Faculty
October 2008, Jossey-Bass
List of Tables, Exhibits, and Boxes.
Part I. TRANSFORMING TEACHING TO BE MORE LEARNER-CENTERED.
2. Understanding the Rubrics.
3. Tools for Facilitating Change and Assessment.
Part II. THE FIVE DIMENSIONS OF LEARNER-CENTERED TEACHING.
4. The Function of Content.
5. The Role of the Instructor.
6. The Responsibility for Learning.
7. The Purposes and Processes Of Assessment.
8. The Balance of Power.
Part III. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION.
9. Can All Courses Be Learner-Centered?
10. Strategies for Overcoming Obstacles and Resistance.
11. Summary and Conclusions.
Appendix A. Glossary of Terms.
Appendix B. The Rubrics, the Planning for Transformation Exercise, and the Documentation to Support the Selected Status Form.
Appendix C. Development of the Rubrics.
Phyllis Blumberg is director of the Teaching and Learning Center at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia. Her specific work and interest lies in learning-centered teaching and problem-based learning.
“…if readers treat certain components of this book as a workbook and complete the activities while reading, Blumberg cleverly leaves them with a set plan for their course transformations and the lasting impression that they can overcome their own hesitation to change, as well as any other obstacles they may face. As a result, this practical and well-written book is recommended for all those who are willing to begin gradually shifting away from instructor-centered teaching towards a more learner-centered approach. This resource will be useful to a broad range of educators including instructors, faculty developers, administrators, and graduate students.” —Kathleen Moore, Brock University, for Educational Developers Caucus
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