College Teaching

collegeteaching3For many years, in collaboration with my colleague Jim McMillan, I studied some of the psychological and social psychological processes that influence teaching and learning.  In addition to publishing the results of those studies in scientific journals, I also drew them together in a book-length analysis of college-level teaching. That book, College Teaching: Practical Insights from the Science of Teaching and Learning, is available at Amazon and at the publisher’s web page (APA), but I also maintain some additional pages of information at my College Teaching wordpress page: https://forsythcollegeteaching.wordpress.com

The book stresses the importance of aligning purposes, procedures, and assessments. All who teach must decide how they will teach by selecting the techniques they will use to help their students reach their learning goals. This extensive planning is essential for meeting one of the fundamental requirements for effective instruction: aligning purposes with practices.

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