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Course Syllabus A Learning-Centered Approach

ISBN-10: 0470197617
ISBN-13: 9780470197615
Edition: 2nd 2008
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/28/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 160
Size: 8.50" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

When it was first published in 1997, The Course Syllabus became the gold standard reference for both new and experienced college faculty. Like the first edition, this book is based on a learner-centered approach. Because faculty members are now deeply committed to engaging students in learning, the syllabus has evolved into a useful, if lengthy, document. Today's syllabus provides details about course objectives, requirements and expectations, and also includes information about teaching philosophies, specific activities and the rationale for their use, and tools essential to student success.

Robert M. Diamond was president of the National Academy for Academic Leadership and professor emeritus at Syracuse University.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Authors
Focus on Learning
Preparing Students
Setting a Framework for Knowledge
Planning Your Learning-Centered Syllabus: An Overview of the Process
Composing a Learning-Centered Syllabus
Using a Learning-Centered Syllabus
Examples
Checklist
Table of Contents
Instructor Information
Student Information Form
Letter to the Students or Teaching Philosophy Statement
Purpose of the Course
Course Description
Course Objectives
Readings
Resources
Course Calendar
Course Requirements
Policies and Expectations: Attendance, Late Papers, Missed Tests, Class Behaviors, and Civility
Policies and Expectations: Academic Honesty, Disability Access, and Safety
Evaluation
Grading Procedures
How to Succeed in This Course: Tools for Study and Learning
Checklist
Suggested Readings
General Teaching
Active Learning
Assessment and Evaluation
Cooperative and Collaborative Learning
Course and Curriculum Design
Critical Thinking
Information Technology
Learning and Motivation
Student Differences
Online Resources
Teaching Portfolios
References
Index

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