Size does matter. When you're faced with a class of 50, 150, or even 250 college students, it's tough to head off boredom - much less promote higher-order thinking and inquiry skills. But it's not impossible, thanks to the professor-tested techniques in this collection of 14 articles from the Journal of College Science Teaching . The book starts by examining what research shows about the effectiveness of popular teaching styles. ( Surprise: Lectures don't stimulate active learning.) From there, the authors offer proven alternatives that range from small-scale innovations to completely revamped teaching methods. Suggested strategies include using quizzes in place of midterms and finals, student forums, interactive lectures, collaborative groups, group facilitators, and e-mail and computer technology .An NSTA Press Journals Collection National Science Teachers Association ... Now that the students were warmed up, I put up the first question on the overhead: aIf you add glucose to a jar with oil ... therefore I would generally say something like, aRaise your hand if your group thinks the answer is that glucose ends ... In addition, students would tend to leave as soon as they finished the quiz , which was disruptive for those completing their quizzes and made collecting quizzes difficult.
|Title||:||Innovative Techniques for Large-group Instruction|
|Author||:||National Science Teachers Association|
|Publisher||:||NSTA Press - 2002-01-01|