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Small teaching : everyday lessons from the science of learning / James M. Lang.

Lang, James M. (author.).

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Columbia Gorge Community College. (Show)
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Summary:

"Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques &. Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students."--Publisher's website.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Columbia Gorge Community College Library 370.1523 LANG 2016 (Text) 39705000022185 Main Collection Book None 04/17/2017 Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781118944493 (cloth)
  • ISBN: 1118944496 (cloth)
  • Physical Description: xi, 259 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2016]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction: Small Teaching -- Part I. Knowledge. Retrieving -- Predicting -- Interleaving Part II. Understanding. Connecting -- Practicing -- Self-explaining -- Part III. Inspiration. Motivating -- Growing -- Expanding -- Conclusion: Beginning.
Summary, etc.:
"Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques &. Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students."--Publisher's website.
Subject: Cognitive learning
Thought and thinking > Study and teaching

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