Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities

Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities

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This book offers broad, practical strategies for teaching science and engineering courses and describes how faculty can provide a learning environment that helps students comprehend the nature of science, understand science concepts, and solve problems in science courses. The student-centered approach focuses on two main themes: reflective writing and working in collaborative groups. When faculty incorporate methods into their courses that challenge their students to critically reflect, collaborate, and problem solve, students gain a better understanding of science as a connected structure of concepts rather than as a simple tool kit of assorted practices. Contents include: Reflective writing Writing to learn Constructing student knowledge Selected methods for using collaborative groups Changing studentsa€™ epistemologies Training students to solve problems Using technology to aid your teachingThis book offers broad, practical strategies for teaching science and engineering courses and describes how faculty can provide a learning environment that helps students comprehend the nature of science, understand science concepts, and ...


Title:Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities
Author: Calvin S. Kalman
Publisher:Jossey-Bass - 2007
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