Teaching First-Year College Students

ISBN-10: 0787964395

ISBN-13: 9780787964399

Edition: 2006 (Revised)

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Description: Teaching First-Year College Students is a thoroughly expanded and updated edition of Teaching College Freshmen, which has become a classic in the field since it was published in 1991. The book offers concrete suggestions about specific strategies and approaches for faculty who teach first-year courses. The new edition is based on the most current research on teaching and learning and incorporates information about the demographic changes that have occurred in student populations since the first edition was published. The updated strategies are designed to help first-year students adjust effectively to both the academic and nonacademic pressures of college. The authors also help faculty understand first-year students and show how their experiences in high school have preparedor not preparedthem for the world of higher education.

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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/19/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Size: 8.50" wide x 11.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.178
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Understanding First-Year Students
First-Year Students in Perspective
Intellectual Development in College
Learning Styles
Effective Instruction for First-Year Students
Knowing, Understanding, Thinking, and Learning How to Learn: The Goals of First-Year Instruction
Preparing a Syllabus and Meeting the First Class
Presenting and Explaining
Creating Involvement in the Classroom
Encouraging Active Reading
Supporting Active Study Practices
Trying Transformed Teaching
Evaluating Student Learning
Grading
Opportunities and Challenges in First-Year Instruction
Creating Inclusion in First-Year Classrooms and Curricula
Teaching Large Classes
Sustaining Engagement Outside Class: Office Hours, Advising, and First-Year Seminars
Strengthening Commitment to First-Year Instruction
References
Index
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