Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education

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Over the past two decades, a growing body of scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL) has emerged. This empirical study of teaching methods, course design, and student study practices has yielded invaluable information about how teachers teach and learners learn. Yet, university faculty members remain largely unaware of the findings of SoTL research. As a result, they tend to choose their teaching techniques and tools based on intuition and previous experience rather than on scientific evidence of effectiveness.

This book synthesizes SoTL findings to help teachers choose techniques and tools that maximize student learning. In order to stimulate future SoTL research, the book also recommends numerous areas for future investigation. It concludes with advice for documenting teaching effectiveness for tenure review committees.


"Informed, thoughtful, and thought-provoking,Evidence-Based Teaching for Higher Education is very highly recommended for college level classroom teachers and a seminal contribution to academic library Education Studies reference collections." — Library Bookwatch_x000D__x000D_
"A gem of a book, well written and well worth adding to one's personal library of teaching resources."_x000D_—PsycCRITIQUES