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Promoting Active Learning: Strategies for the College Classroom

Promoting Active Learning: Strategies for the College Classroom

Chet Meyers, Thomas B. Jones

ISBN: 978-1-555-42524-1

May 1993, Jossey-Bass

224 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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$44.00

Description

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
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.
"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)