Barbara J. Duch and Mary K. Norton, The University of Delaware
Teaching for Cognitive Growth
Using the Perry Model and Kolb Learning Styles, this essay explores methods to enhance classroom learning.
Anastasia Hagen, University of Texas
Learning a Lot vs. Looking Good: A Source of Anxiety for Students.
Sometimes the best students are the most anxious about their performance. This article discusses current theory and research on what kinds of motivations are affecting students and what faculty can do about them.
Robert Diamond, Syracuse University
Changing Priorities in Higher Education: Promotion and Tenure.
This discussion summarizes a recent study about what constitutes an effective reward system that can recognize all aspects of faculty work.
Marilla Svinicki, University of Texas
What they don’t know can hurt them: The role of prior knowledge in learning.
Students don’t come to the classroom as blank slates on which the instructor writes. Their success at learning new information is dependent on the kind of prior knowledge, good or bad, that they bring to the classroom.
David Hoekema, Calvin College
If you can fake that . . . A reflection on the morality of teaching.
What are the traits of a professor who is genuinely open and honest in the classroom and deserves the respect of students? David Hoekema offers seven candidates.
Mary Norton, University of Delaware
Of Gurus, Gatekeepers and Guides: Metaphors of College Teaching.
How we name our roles can have an impact on how we carry them out. This article describes some common ways we think about teaching and the impact each might have.
Thomas Angelo, Boston College
Teaching Goals, Assessment, Academic Freedom and Higher Learning.
Thomas Angelo attempts to convince the reader that a careful examination of oneÃ•s teaching goals is the first step on the role to effectiveness and even excellence in teaching.
Richard Tiberius, University of Toronto
The Why of Teacher/Student Relationships.
“Yeah, she has a good relationship with her students, but can she teach?” Richard Tiberius makes a case for the educational value of and indivisible nature of student/teacher relationships and learning.