All Academic, Inc. Research Logo

Info/CitationFAQResearchAll Academic Inc.
Document

Best Practice and College Teaching: If it Matters, How do WE do it Better?
Unformatted Document Text:  E. Implication for Action We propose that the best concrete change that can result from this work is the continuous improvement of teaching for those who replicate the process. We conceptualized this project in terms of teaching scholarship and the life-long professional challenge that it involves (Drummond, 2002). However, we also recognize that a university culture of teaching is linked to the success of projects of this type in much the same way that Sarason (1990) argued that fundamental change in K-12 schools was dependent on an examination of the norms of doing and believing. We are striving to disseminate the findings of this project across university disciplines and colleges that typically demonstrate less concern with principles of effective teaching practice. Education faculty members have a leadership role to play in this regard. Section II: Outcomes and Methods A. Learner/participant outcomes Participants will learn what we did to help ourselves improve our constructivist teaching practices. We will outline the process for creating a Teacher Empowerment Team, and provide information about how we used videotapes, written peer critiques and conferencing strategies. We will identify our ‘next steps’ in developing quantitative and qualitative data to help us assess our efforts. B. Methods In an effort to provide congruence with our constructivist approach, we propose to begin the session by asking participants to reflect and share their thoughts on the degree to which a culture of teaching pervades their institutions. After our presentation and discussion, we will return to the participants’ examples of their own efforts to improve their practice.

Authors: Benedict, Richard (Rick)., Wood, Stewart. and Obsniuk, Karen.
first   previous   Page 3 of 4   next   last



background image
E. Implication for Action
We propose that the best concrete change that can result from this work is the
continuous improvement of teaching for those who replicate the process. We conceptualized
this project in terms of teaching scholarship and the life-long professional challenge that it
involves (Drummond, 2002). However, we also recognize that a university culture of teaching is
linked to the success of projects of this type in much the same way that Sarason (1990) argued
that fundamental change in K-12 schools was dependent on an examination of the norms of
doing and believing. We are striving to disseminate the findings of this project across university
disciplines and colleges that typically demonstrate less concern with principles of effective
teaching practice. Education faculty members have a leadership role to play in this regard.
Section II: Outcomes and Methods
A. Learner/participant outcomes
Participants will learn what we did to help ourselves improve our constructivist teaching
practices. We will outline the process for creating a Teacher Empowerment Team, and provide
information about how we used videotapes, written peer critiques and conferencing strategies.
We will identify our ‘next steps’ in developing quantitative and qualitative data to help us assess
our efforts.
B. Methods
In an effort to provide congruence with our constructivist approach, we propose to begin
the session by asking participants to reflect and share their thoughts on the degree to which a
culture of teaching pervades their institutions. After our presentation and discussion, we will
return to the participants’ examples of their own efforts to improve their practice.


Convention
Submission, Review, and Scheduling! All Academic Convention can help with all of your abstract management needs and many more. Contact us today for a quote!
Submission - Custom fields, multiple submission types, tracks, audio visual, multiple upload formats, automatic conversion to pdf.
Review - Peer Review, Bulk reviewer assignment, bulk emails, ranking, z-score statistics, and multiple worksheets!
Reports - Many standard and custom reports generated while you wait. Print programs with participant indexes, event grids, and more!
Scheduling - Flexible and convenient grid scheduling within rooms and buildings. Conflict checking and advanced filtering.
Communication - Bulk email tools to help your administrators send reminders and responses. Use form letters, a message center, and much more!
Management - Search tools, duplicate people management, editing tools, submission transfers, many tools to manage a variety of conference management headaches!
Click here for more information.

first   previous   Page 3 of 4   next   last

©2012 All Academic, Inc.