Kalman, Calvin S. Successful Science and Engineering Teaching in Colleges and Universities JB - Anker
July 2007 32.90 Euro 2007. 176 Pages, Softcover ISBN 978-1-933371-16-0 - John Wiley & Sons
Detailed description 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 students' epistemologies * Training students to solve problems * Using technology to aid your teaching
From the contents About the Author.
Road Map of the Book.
2 Reflective Writing.
The Bereiter and Scardamalia Model.
Objectives of the Reflective Writing Activity.
How to Do Reflective Writing.
The Course Dossier Method.
Hosting an End-of-Semester Conference.
4 Constructing Student Knowledge.
Students' Intellectual Development.
5 Collaborative Groups.
Team Work and Group Projects.
Roles for Group Members.
Dealing With Dysfunctional Groups.
6 Selected Methods for Using Collaborative Groups.
Overview of the Conceptual Change Experiment.
The Learning Cell.
Collaborative Concept Mapping.
7 Changing Students' Epistemologies.
Constructing an Epistemology.
8 Problem Solving.
Solving Problems Using Templates Versus Solutions Using Paradigms.
Five-Step Method for Solving Problems.
9 Methods for Training Students to Solve Problems.