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Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning Into Practice
This book presents the research-based case that Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) offers the best means to optimize student learning in college, and offers examples and ideas for putting it into practice, as well the underlying rationale. It also starts from the premise that many faculty are much closer to being learner centered teachers than they think, but don t have the f ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published October 17th 2011 by Stylus Publishing (VA)
(first published October 1st 2011)
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Our faculty chose this as the book for our spring 2015 faculty reading group on college teaching, and discussions are going well so far. What I like about Doyle's approach is how fast it is - he jumps right into all of his ideas, and covers many in a short amount of time. He brings to his topic the perspective and mentality of a teaching center director - someone who is working with college faculty to apply these concepts in actual college classes. Short sections with direct section headers; to- ...more
Pretty much finished the final chapter and flipped right back to the introduction. So many sound, practical ideas about how to keep the college classroom focused on student learning, summed up in the book's mantra "The one who does the work does the learning." I'd say I was a convert to learner-centered teaching if I didn't think that the dialogue-based give-and-take of the Latin/Greek classroom didn't already have much in common with these methods. (Specifically, that is, these classrooms alrea ...more