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The Craft of College Teaching A Practical Guide

by Robert DiYanni, Anton Borst

The Craft of College Teaching A Practical Guide Synopsis

The essential how-to guide to successful college teaching and learning The college classroom is a place where students have the opportunity to be transformed and inspired through learning-but teachers need to understand how students actually learn. Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst provide an accessible, hands-on guide to the craft of college teaching, giving instructors the practical tools they need to help students achieve not only academic success but also meaningful learning to last a lifetime. The Craft of College Teaching explains what to teach-emphasizing concepts and their relationships, not just isolated facts-as well as how to teach using active learning strategies that engage students through problems, case studies and scenarios, and practice reinforced by constructive feedback. The book tells how to motivate students, run productive discussions, create engaging lectures, use technology effectively, and much more. Interludes between chapters illustrate common challenges, including what to do on the first and last days of class and how to deal with student embarrassment, manage group work, and mentor students effectively. There are also plenty of questions and activities at the end of each chapter. Blending the latest research with practical techniques that really work, this easy-to-use guide draws on DiYanni and Borst's experience as professors, faculty consultants, and workshop leaders. Proven in the classroom and the workshop arena, The Craft of College Teaching is an essential resource for new instructors and seasoned pros alike.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780691183794
Publication date: 31st March 2020
Author: Robert DiYanni, Anton Borst
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 232 pages
Categories: Colleges of higher education, Universities, Teaching skills & techniques, Philosophy & theory of education,

About Robert DiYanni, Anton Borst

Robert DiYanni and Anton Borst are instructional consultants at New York University's center for teaching. They are the editors of Critical Reading across the Curriculum.

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