Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities / Calvin S. Kalman.Material type: TextPublisher: Bolton, Mass. : Anker Pub., 2007Copyright date: ℗♭2007Edition: 1st edDescription: v, 164 pages : illustrations ; 23 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781933371160; 1933371161Subject(s): Science -- Study and teaching (Higher) | Engineering -- Study and teaching (Higher) | Effective teachingAdditional physical formats: Online version:: Successful science and engineering teaching in colleges and universities.DDC classification: 507.11 LOC classification: Q 181 | .K35 2007Online resources: Table of contents | Contributor biographical information | Publisher description
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 151-160) and index.
Introduction -- Reflective writing -- Writing-to-learn -- Constructing student knowledge -- Collaborative groups -- Selected methods for using collaborative groups -- Changing students' epistemologies -- Problem solving -- Methods of training students to solve problems -- Using the computer to aid teaching.
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. -- Publisher's Description.