Book by David W. Champagne, EdD
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This book is hot at Amazon.com. It is used, not only by professors to improve their teaching, but it is also used in classrooms to teach how to be a better teacher.From the Author:
There are many books written where the author's intent is to help professors improve their teaching. Most of these books assume that a few tips to improve the professors audio-visuals, their test questions, or their note taking will help the reader to create a better, wiser and more effective persona in the classroom. Those books may help some.
This book takes a very different approach. It assumes that professors, almost always know their content. They have been well prepared in that area by multiple years in graduate school. It also recognizes that most professors, particularly those with earned doctorates have had little or no professional preparation in the teaching of their content.
From the authors' experiences first as a student, then as a colleague, during work assisting professors with their teaching ( in medicine, engineering, business, education, communications, psychology, music, R.O.T.C., English chemistry et al fields) and finally teaching a seminar in college teaching with students from varied fields ( nurses, dieticians, dentists, computer sciences, education, communications, physical therapy, student services, physical education exercise physiology, et al) this assumption of little knowledge or professional preparation in education as educators seems overwhelmingly valid. Not only have most professors not been accorded very much study or knowledge about the conceptualization of teaching or about the technical skills of teaching, they have even been taught that there is little to learn, and that what there is to know is probably trivial and not worth knowing anyway.
This book not only makes the case that there is much that is worthwhile to be taught about teaching, but that these skills and ideas can be presented in clear ways. Those who wish to learn these ideas can, and with sufficient effort will benefit significantly from their study. Students who then come to these professor's classes will, in addition to learning more and more easily, will like the teacher and the subject better. They are no longer mystified and defeated by inadequate, unfocused, and inconsistent teaching. The professor will directly benefit not only by greater pleasure in his/her teaching, but will find his work more efficient and effective. The students will rapidly appear brighter, and more motivated. Some will even sign up for advanced courses with that professor. A few may even thank the professor and say that they have learned more.
Buy this book! Read this book! Become a better teacher! Enjoy that part of your role even more!
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Book Description Roc Edtech Pub Inc, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110966769619