Title Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning
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Author Zala Fashant, Stewart Ross, Linda Russell, Karen LaPlant, Jake Jacobson, Sheri Hutchinson
ISBN 9781642670059
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Binding Paperback
No of pages 378
Book size 178 x 254 mm
Publishing year 2020
Original publisher Stylus Publishing (Eurospan Group)
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Reviews:

“I am a believer that building oneself as an educator goes beyond the academic environments. While reading Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning I could identify countless applicable connections with my leadership work as an engineering manager for a creative software company. This book comes at a pivotal moment in the evolution of learning: We have access to more information than ever, and technology is rapidly evolving. This means we need to be more strategic about what we learn and how transferable that is to the next task/job/industry. This book is an invitation to reflect on our methods as educators as well as a practical guide not only for faculty members but for industry leaders on how to successfully prepare individuals for a future where their contributions are rewarding and impactful.”

Manuel Castellanos Raboso, Engineering Manager - Adobe, Inc.

 

“This book combines an action-oriented guide to effective teaching with a reflective workshop on significant learning. The authors blend personal stories, practical techniques, critical questions, and deep wisdom in ways that will resonate with busy faculty. I particularly appreciate the reminder to pay close attention to the students in our classes because, in the end, their learning is what makes our teaching meaningful.”

Peter Felten, Executive Director - Center for Engaged Learning, Elon University

 

“Want to take your capabilities as a teacher from ‘Good’ to ‘Great’? This book can help you do that. It focuses on just the right range of topics, and has a powerful blend of stories, examples of good course design, and substantive guidance.”

Dee Fink, former Founding Director - Instructional Development Program, University of Oklahoma

 

“Well-organized and accessible, I appreciated how the book invites the reader to participate on the page in the enterprise of designing effective teaching and significant learning—two complementary aspects of effective instruction. Will serve as a welcome refresher for seasoned educational developers and faculty, and also as a friendly on-ramp for newcomers.”

Hoag Holmgren, Executive Director - Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education

 

Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning is a uniquely comprehensive resource for post-secondary instructors. Building on a tried and true course design process, the authors augment their step-by-step guide with examples and in-depth explorations of important topics. I expect that this volume will help guide faculty from the first course they teach through ongoing growth and development across their careers.”

Cassandra Horii, Founding Director - Center for Teaching, Learning, and Outreach, California Institute of Technology

 

“The authors of Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning demonstrate a deep understating of the subject of college teaching and learning at both the conceptual and pragmatic levels through stories, examples and techniques. Developing  a deeper understanding of teaching and learning helps both the student and teacher succeed.”

John Mirocha, Executive Coach and Consultant - John Mirocha & Associates, and former Professor of Management, St. Thomas University

 

“Smartly anchored in Dee Fink’s seminal work, Creating Significant Learning Experiences, this course design book extends the framework into topics typically not included in this type of book—instructional software, LMS usage, cognitive science, course assessment rubrics, and program and institutional evaluation—in addition to the subjects you’d expect. It features plentiful examples, relatable cases, and, for each chapter, opening points-to-ponder and summary action checklists. It pays particular attention to the needs of community college faculty.”

Linda B. Nilson, Director Emerita - Office of Teaching Effectiveness and Innovation, Clemson University

 

Designing Effective Teaching and Significant Learning builds upon the work of Dee Fink by providing pragmatic advice to post-secondary faculty in the design of traditional, blended, and online courses. The book covers a broad range of topics, from basics in preparing or designing a course to more advanced concepts such as making courses accessible and assessing a program or institution. I found the chapter ‘Communicating in Your Course’ helpful in developing workshops for faculty on student engagement in online courses.”

Martin Springborg, Director of Teaching and Learning - Inver Hills Community College and Dakota County Technical College

 

“This book is a great resource for Higher Education instructors willing to challenge their traditional strategies and practices… It promotes self-reflection on current teaching approaches, and helps faculty understand, through illustrative examples, how the adoption of integrative strategies leads to significant learning experiences. In parallel, the reader is guided smoothly through the major steps of integrated course design: from using the taxonomy for significant learning to assessing and reflecting on the teaching and learning procedure, passing by defining and aligning the course outcomes with the learning and assessment activities, communicating effectively, making the course accessible and integrating learning technologies. It is undeniably an inspirational and enlightening work… not to be missed!”

Faten el Hage Yahchouchi, Deputy President for Teaching & Learning - Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK), Beirut, Lebanon


Description:

Designing courses to deliver effective teaching and significant learning is the best way to set students up for success, and this book guides readers through the process. The authors have worked with faculty world-wide, and share the stories of how faculty have transformed courses from theory to practice. They start with Dee Fink’s foundation of integrating course design. Then they provide additional design concepts to expand the course blueprint to implement plans for communication, accessibility, technology integration, as well as the assessment of course design as it fits into the assessment of programs and institutions, and how faculty can use what they learn to meet their professional goals.


Contents:

Foreword (L. Dee Fink)

Preface

Acknowledgements

 

Part One: Starting

Chapter 1. Preparing for Your Course Design

 

Part Two: Designing

Chapter 2. Integrating Your Course Design

Chapter 3. Communicating in Your Course

Chapter 4. Creating a Learning Framework

Chapter 5. Developing Learning Activities and Techniques

Chapter 6. Making Your Course Accessible

Chapter 7. Integrating Learning Technologies

 

Part Three: Assessing

Chapter 8. Assessing Student Learning

Chapter 9. Assessing Course Quality

Chapter 10. Assessing Your Program and Institution

 

Part Four: Reflecting

Chapter 11. Reflecting on Your Teaching

Chapter 12. Learning How to Learn: Advancing Your Professional Development

 

Epilogue

Appendix A: Initial Design Phase of Integrated Course Design

Appendix B: Knowing Your Students

Appendix C: Standard Syllabus Design and Content

Appendix D: Automated Messaging Examples

Appendix E: Rubric Examples for Student Learning Activities

Glossary

Outcomes

Additional Readings and Resources

References

About the Authors

Index


About the Editors:

Zala Fashant is a retired dean, faculty, and assistant director of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities system Center for Teaching and Learning.

Stewart Ross is professor emeritus and founding director of the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Minnesota State University, Mankato.

Linda Russell is the former Center for Teaching and Learning director at and retired coordinator of the Minneapolis Community and Technical College Learning Center.

Karen LaPlant is a retired instructor of business and information technology and former Center for Teaching and Learning director at Hennepin Technical College.

Jake Jacobson is the retired chair of and an instructor in the graphic design/web and media department and former Center for Teaching and Learning director at the Minneapolis Community and Technical College.

Sheri Hutchinson is the academic program director at Minnesota State, university professor, and former online learning director at North Hennepin and Normandale Community Colleges.


Target Audience:

This book will serve as a welcome refresher for seasoned educational developers and faculty, and also as a friendly on-ramp for newcomers.

 

 
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