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Inquiry into the College Classroom. A Journey Toward Scholarly Teaching. Edition No. 1. JB - Anker

  • ID: 2218729
  • Book
  • September 2007
  • 208 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
An essential companion for university faculty interested in conducting scholarly inquiry into their classroom teaching, this practical guide presents a formal model for making visible the careful, difficult, and intentional scholarly work entailed in exploring a teaching question. As a how-to guide, this is an invaluable resource for planning and conducting classroom research - formulating questions and hypotheses, defining a data collection methodology, collecting data, measuring the impact, and documenting the results. Inquiry Into the College Classroom is filled with richly illustrative examples that highlight how university faculty from a range of academic disciplines have performed scholarly inquiries into their teaching and leads faculty on a journey that includes:
  • Developing a formal model for structuring the exploration of a classroom inquiry question
  • Providing a practical and useful guide for faculty interested in exploring teaching and learning challenges
  • Detailing faculty experiences in measuring specific changes in student learning or perspectives
  • Demonstrating how to document classroom inquiry in a form to be shared, used, and reviewed by other faculty
  • Sharing useful and practical suggestions for
    getting started with a classroom inquiry
  • Highlighting different models for disseminating classroom inquiry work
  • Linking classroom inquiry to larger conversations about the scholarship of teaching and learning
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List of Exhibits vii

About the Authors x

Acknowledgments xii

A Guide for Scholarly Inquiry into Teaching 1

The Basic Structure of Classroom Inquiry 31

Incorporating Additional Forms of Data Collection 44

Using Classroom Inquiry to Answer Multiple Questions 59

Overcoming Challenges With Data Collection 78

Linking Classroom Inquiry With Disciplinary Research 93

Obtaining Useful Inquiry Results, but More Data Is Needed 107

Using Classroom Inquiry to Evaluate New Assessment Measures 122

Classroom Inquiry for Measuring Feedback on Student Learning and Aptitudes 138

Classroom Inquiry and Scholarly Teaching 156

Beginning Your Scholarly Journey 174

Lessons Concerning Classroom Inquiry

Practical Advice forConducting Your Inquiry

From Scholarly Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Models for Disseminating Your Inquiry Work

Resources for Learning More

An Invitation to Set Out on Your Scholarly Journey

Bibliography 189

Index 191

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Paul Savory University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Amy Nelson Burnett University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Amy Goodburn University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
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