October 2011


By Mark C. Taylor

Format: print

Location: New Arrivals Collection – Library Upper Level

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Wall Street Journal Book Review

Author Presentation at Columbia University (video)

Description from Neal-Schuman
“In Crisis on Campus, Mark C. Taylor—chair of the Department of Religion at Columbia University and a former professor at Williams College—expands on and refines the ideas presented in his widely read and hugely controversial 2009 New York Times op-ed. His suggestions for the ivory tower are both thought-provoking and rigorous: End tenure. Restructure departments to encourage greater cooperation among existing disciplines. Emphasize teaching rather than increasingly rarefied research. And bring that teaching to new domains, using emergent online networks to connect students worldwide.” Read more…

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Edited by Vibiana Bowman Cvetkovic and Robert J. Lackie

Format: print

Location: Teaching & Learning Collection – Bond House

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Author’s Website

SMeRT Blog Book Review

Description from Neal-Schuman
“Cvetkovic, Lackie and their contributors debunk common myths and misconceptions about this unique generation to provide a realistic understanding of their instructional needs and learning styles. You’ll find a comprehensive introduction and overview of Gen M, including key term definitions, background information, and…” Read more…

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Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty

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The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (ebook)

By David H. Rose

Format: print

Location: Teaching & Learning Collection – Bond House

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Description
Published by the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in 2002, this book discusses concepts of universal design and how to apply them to student learning.

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The Science of Learning and the Art of Teaching

The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach

Teaching to the Brain’s Natural Learning Systems (ebook)

By Alfie Kohn

Format: print

Location: Circulating Collection – Library Lower Level

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Preview with Google Books

Interview with the Author

Description from DaCapo Books
“Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a set of misconceptions about learning and a misguided focus on competitiveness has left our kids with less free time, and our families with more conflict…” Read more…

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Closing the Book on Homework: Enhancing Public Education and Freeing Family Time (ebook)

International Perspectives on Student Outcomes and Homework : Family-School-Community Partnerships

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