Science Teaching Essentials: Short Guides to Good Practice serves as a reference manual for science faculty as they set up a new course, consider how to teach the course, figure out how to assess their students fairly and efficiently, and review and revise course materials. This book consists of a series of short chapters that instructors can use as resources to address common teaching problems and adopt evidence-based pedagogies. By providing individual chapters that can be used independently as needed, this book provides faculty with a just-in-time teaching resource they can use to draft a new syllabus.
This is a must-have resource for science, health science and engineering faculty, as well as graduate students and post-docs preparing for future faculty careers.
- Provides easily digested, practical, research-based information on how to teach
- Allows faculty to efficiently get up-to-speed on a given pedagogy or assessment method
- Addresses the full range of faculty experiences as they being to teach for the first time or want to reinvent how they teach
Table of contents
- Cover image
- Title page
- Table of Contents
- Praise for Science Teaching Essentials
- Chapter Summaries
Section I: The Foundations
- Chapter 1. Inclusive Teaching: Creating a Welcoming, Supportive Classroom Environment
- Chapter 2. Course Design: Making Choices About Constructing Your Course
- Spotlight 1. Writing Learning Objectives Using Bloom’s Taxonomy
- Chapter 3. Assignments and Exams: Tools to Promote Engagement, Learning, and Reflection
- Spotlight 2. Considerations for Syllabus Writing
- Spotlight 3. Making Our Courses Accessible: Universal Design for Learning
Section II: Keystone Teaching Practices
- Chapter 4. Active Learning: The Student Work That Builds Understanding
- Chapter 5. Group Work: Using Cooperative Learning Groups Effectively
- Chapter 6. Metacognitive Practices: Giving Students Tools to be Self-Directed Learners
- Chapter 7. Test-Enhanced Learning: Using Retrieval Practice To Help Students Learn
Section III: Pedagogy Toolbox
- Chapter 8. Lecturing
- Chapter 9. Flipping the Classroom
- Chapter 10. Using Educational Videos
- Chapter 11. Incorporating Research Into Courses
Section IV: Fair and Transparent Grading Practices
Chapter 12. Writing Exams: Good Practice for Writing Multiple Choice and Constructed Response Test Questions
- What are Important Principles in Exam Construction?
- What are General Recommendations for Getting Started?
- What are Recommendations for Multiple Choice and Other Selected Response Questions?
- What are Recommendations for Constructed Response Questions?
- How Can You Build on Students' Test Expectancy?
- Chapter 13. Rubrics: Tools to Make Grading More Fair and Efficient
- Chapter 14. Conclusion
- Chapter 12. Writing Exams: Good Practice for Writing Multiple Choice and Constructed Response Test Questions
- Title: Science Teaching Essentials
- Release date: February 2019
- Publisher(s): Academic Press
- ISBN: 9780128147030
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