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Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 151

Big Picture Pedagogy: Finding Interdisciplinary Solutions to Common Learning Problems: New Directions for Teaching and Learning, Number 151

Regan A. R. Gurung (Editor), David J. Voelker (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-44596-8

Oct 2017, Jossey-Bass

200 pages

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Take a big-picture look at teaching and learning. Building on existing pedagogical research, this volume showcases the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) across the disciplines--and takes it in a new direction. In each chapter, interdisciplinary teams of authors address a single pedagogical question, bringing each of their home discipline’s specific literature and methodologies to the table. The result is a fresh examination of evidence-based practices for teaching and learning in higher education that is intentionally inclusive of faculty from different disciplines.

By taking a closer, more systematic look at the pedagogies used within the disciplines and their impacts on student learning, the authors herein move away from more generic teaching tips and generic classroom activities and toward values, knowledge, and manner of thinking within SoTL itself. The projects discussed in each chapter, furthermore, will provide models for further research via interdisciplinary collaboration.

This is the 151st volume of this Jossey-Bass higher education series. It offers a comprehensive range of ideas and techniques for improving college teaching based on the experience of seasoned instructors and the latest findings of educational and psychological researchers.

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4. How Do You Effectively Teach Empathy to Students? 61
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5. How Do You Take Learning Beyond the Classroom in an Interdisciplinary First-Year Seminar? 79
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6. How Do You Use Experiential Learning to Bridge the Classroom and the Real World? 97
Victoria Simpson Beck, Stephanie K. Boys, Hannah J. Haas, Karen N. King

7. How Do You Use Problem-Based Learning to Improve Interdisciplinary Thinking? 117
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9. How Do You Intentionally Design to Maximize Success in the Academically Diverse Classroom? 151
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