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The Advancement of Learning. Building the Teaching Commons. Edition No. 1. Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching

  • ID: 2211127
  • Book
  • October 2005
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
A publication of The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, this important resource builds on the work of Carnegie's best-selling books, Scholarship Reconsidered and Scholarship Assessed. The Advancement of Learning explores the premise that the scholarship of teaching and learning holds the key to improving the quality of higher education.

The Advancement of Learning answers questions readers are likely to have:
  • What are the defining elements of the scholarship of teaching and learning?
  • What traditions does it build on?
  • What are its distinctive claims and possibilities?
  • What are the implications of the scholarship of teaching and learning for academic culture and careers?
  • How does it shape the student experience?
In addition, authors Mary Taylor Huber and Pat Hutchings introduce a new concept that expands on the scholarship of teaching and learning--the teaching commons. As the authors explain, the teaching commons is a conceptual space in which communities of educators committed to inquiry and innovation come together to exchange ideas about teaching and learning and use them to meet the challenges of educating students for personal, professional, and civic life.
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Foreword v
Lee S. Shulman

Preface ix

About the Authors xvii

1. Surveying the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 1

2. Defining Features 17

3. Mapping the Commons 35

4. Pathways into the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 59

5. The Campus as Commons 77

6. Knowledge Building and Exchange 93

7. An Action Agenda for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 111

Appendix: Survey of CASTL Scholars 133

References 151

Index 175

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Mary Taylor Huber
Pat Hutchings
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