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Teaching Naked Techniques. A Practical Guide to Designing Better Classes

  • ID: 3900718
  • Book
  • 272 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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"Modeling creative educational practice on every page, Bowen and Watson have given higher education faculty and leaders a spectacularly useful guide to student learning in the age of digital innovation and learning research. The authors show readers, step–by–step, how to help novice college students become engaged, motivated, integrative, adaptive and even voracious learners."
Carol Geary Schneider, Fellow, Lumina Foundation and president emerita, Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U)

"Teaching Naked Techniques masterfully integrates pedagogy and technology. Saving you days of research, what could be more helpful than the step–by–step application guide, examples, key concepts/summary, and annotated resources that each chapter provides?"
Linda B. Nilson, director emeritus, Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University, and author, Teaching at Its Best, Fourth Edition

"In Teaching Naked Techniques you have as rich a resource as has been written in a generation for assisting higher education teachers in how to improve their course design and how to improve students′ learning. Whether you are just beginning your teaching career or are a thirty–year veteran you owe it to your students to read this remarkable book."
Terry Doyle, author of Learner Centered Teaching, co–author of The New Science of Learning, and professor emeritus, Ferris State University

"Every teacher would profit from reading this book. I highly recommend it."
Henry L. Roediger, III, James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

"Teaching Naked Techniques offers provocative new ideas about effective teaching for today′s students, and a wealth of teaching tips from instructors in a wide range of disciplines. It is an excellent blend of theory, practical techniques, and resources for teaching faculty."
James M. Lang, professor of English and director of the Center for Teaching Excellence, Assumption College, and author, Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

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Acknowledgments vii

About the Authors ix

Contributors xi

Introduction: Designing for the Brain in the Body xv

Learning Behaviors: The Brain in the Body xvi

Focus and Motivation xix

Learning and Technology xxi

Pedagogy as Design xxiii

References xxxi

1. Transparency and Clearer Targets 1

Learning Outcomes 2

Rubrics 4

Checklists 7

Advance Organizers 8

Common Language 8

Step–by–Step Guide 9

Examples 12

Key Concepts 14

Further Resources 15

References 16

2. Finding Online Content for First Exposure 19

Step –by–Step Guide 22

Examples 27

Key Concepts 28

Further Resources 29

References 32

3. Creating Your Own Digital Content 35

Step–by–Step Guide 37

Examples 41

Key Concepts 43

Further Resources 43

References 45

4. Instructions and Entry Point 47

Providing Better Instructions 50

Step–by–Step Guide 51

Examples 55

Key Concepts 57

Further Resources 58

References 59

5. Online Exams to Improve Student Preparation for Class 61

Grades, Thinking, and Learning 62

Just–in–Time Teaching 64

Why Multiple Choice? 64

Feedback 66

Step–by–Step Guide 66

Examples 70

Key Concepts 72

Further Resources 73

References 74

6. Preclass Assignments 75

Step–by –Step Guide 77

Examples 84

Key Concepts 86

Further Resources 87

References 89

7. Massively Better Classrooms and the Classroom Surprise 91

Step–by–Step Guide 93

Examples 104

Key Concepts 106

Further Resources 107

References 109

8. Critical Thinking, Metacognition, and Cognitive Wrappers 111

Step–by –Step Guide 115

Examples 121

Key Concepts 123

Further Resources 123

References 125

9. Grading and Feedback 127

Step– by –Step Guide 132

Examples 135

Key Concepts 137

Further Resources 137

References 139

10. E–Communication 141

Multitasking and Student Devices in the Classroom 143

Step –by –Step Guide 145

Examples 152

Key Concepts 154

Further Resources 155

References 156

11. Integrated Courses and Sequence 159

Course –Level Design Process 161

Isolation and Integration 162

Teaching Naked Design Process: Microcycle 165

Step –by–Step Guide 167

Examples 171

Key Concepts 174

Further Resources 174

References 175

12. Integrative Learning and Integrated Experiences 177

Common Rubrics 180

The Structure of Majors 182

Introductory Courses 183

E–Portfolios and Student Retention Software 184

Classrooms and Learning Spaces 185

General Education and Change 186

Step –by–Step Guide 193

Examples 195

Key Concepts 197

Further Resources 198

References 199

13. Being a Superhero: Pedagogy as Human Relationships 203

Being Human 204

Avoiding Failure 207

Accepting Failure 210

Embracing Failure and Modeling Change 211

Step–by–Step Guide 213

Examples 214

Key Concepts 215

Further Resources 216

References 217

Index 219

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José Antonio Bowen
C. Edward Watson
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