FOR HIGHER EDUCATION
Edited by Beth M. Schwartz and Regan A. R. Gurung
Over the past two decades, a growing body of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has
emerged. This empirical study of teaching methods, course design, and students’ study practices
has yielded invaluable information about how teachers teach and learners learn. Yet, university
faculty members remain largely unaware of the findings of SoTL research. As a result, they tend
to choose their teaching techniques and tools based on intuition and previous experience rather
than on scientific evidence of effectiveness.
This book synthesizes SoTL findings to help teachers choose techniques and tools that maximize
student learning. Evidence-based recommendations are provided regarding teacher–student
rapport, online teaching, use of technology in the classroom (such as audience response systems,
podcasting, blogs, and wikis), experiential learning (such as internships, teaching assistantships,
research assistantships, and in-class research projects), students’ study habits, and more.
In order to stimulate future SoTL research, the book also recommends numerous areas for future investigation. It concludes
with advice for documenting teaching effectiveness for tenure review committees.
Both novice and experienced university teachers will find this book useful, as well as professionals who work in faculty
development centers. 2012. 168 pages. Paperback.
List: $39.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $39.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1172-2 | Item 4317288
Foreword, William Buskist | Acknowledgments | Introduction, Beth M. Schwartz and Regan A. R. Gurung | 1. Benefits of
Using So TL in Picking and Choosing Pedagogy, Randolph A. Smith | 2. Building Rapport in the Classroom and Student
Outcomes, Janie H. Wilson, Shauna B. Wilson, and Angela M. Legg | 3. Using Technology to Enhance Teaching and
Learning, Christopher R. Poirier and Robert S. Feldman | 4. Online Teaching, Chandra M. Mehrotra and Lawrence McGahey |
5. Experiential Learning, Kristin M. Vespia, Georjeanna Wilson-Doenges, Ryan C. Martin, and Deirdre M. Radosevich | 6. How
Should Students Study?, Regan A. R. Gurung and Lee I. McCann | 7. Selection of Textbooks or Readings for Your Course,
R. Eric Landrum | 8. Are You Really Above Average? Documenting Your Teaching Effectiveness, Jane S. Halonen, Dana S.
Dunn, Maureen A. McCarthy, and Suzanne C. Baker
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