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Promoting Active Learning: Strategies for the College Classroom

ISBN: 978-1-55542-524-1
224 pages
May 1993, Jossey-Bass
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Gives an abundance of practical advice on how active learning techniques can be used by teachers across the disciplines. Using real-life examples, the authors discuss how various small-group exercises, simulations, and case studies can be blAnded with the technological and human resources available outside the classroom. The book is engagingly written for all classroom teachers.
--Stephen Brookfield, distinguished professor of education, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota
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UNDERSTANDING ACTIVE LEARNING.

1. The Case for Active Learning.

2. What Active-Learning Is and How It Works.

3. Creating an Active Learning Environment.

STRATEGIES AND TECHNIQUES.

4. Informal Small Groups.

5. Cooperative Student Projects.

6. Simulations.

7. Case Studies.

RESOURCES THAT ENCOURAGE ACTIVE LEARNING.

8. Integrating Reading Materials and Guest Speakers.

9. Using Technology Effectively.

10. Developing and Assessing Instructional Expertise.
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CHET MEYERS is professor of humanities at Metropolitan State University, Minnesota, where he also served as coordinator of faculty development for ten years. He is author of Teaching Students to Think Critically (Jossey-Bass, 1986). THOMAS B. JONES is professor of history at Metropolitan State University. He is a contributing author to Educating Managers (Jossey-Bass, 1986).
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"Gives an abundance of practical advice on how active learning techniques can be used by teachers across the disciplines. Using real-life examples, the authors discuss how various small-group exercises, simulations, and case studies can be blAnded with the technological and human resources available outside the classroom. The book is engagingly written for all classroom teachers." (Stephen Brookfield, distinguished professor of education, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minnesota)
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