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Contextual Teaching and Learning
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Preface About the Author 1. Why Contextual Teaching and Learning (CTL) 2. A Definition: Why CTL Works 3. Making Connections to Find Meaning 4. Self-Regulated Learning and Collaboration 5. Critical and Creative Thinking 6. No One Is Ordinary: Nurturing the Individual 7. Reaching High Standards and Using Authentic Assessment 8. CTL: A Pathway to Excellence for Everyone References Index

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"This book serves as an excellent guide to contextual teaching and learning (CTL). Presenting a clear case for practices that the best teachers intuitively use, Johnson ties theory to practice and demonstrates the application of the techniques prescribed." -- P. H. Valley, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University * CHOICE, 2002 * "...(This book) is a solid, definitive guide ... to enable teachers from grade school through university levels help students achieve academic excellence. Contextual Teaching and Learning is a welcome and invaluable addition to professional and academic teacher education supplemental reading lists and reference collections." -- Wisconsin Bookwatch * April 2002, Page 10 * "This is a `must' read for all teachers and administrators in their search for meaning. Elaine Johnson has artfully captured the essence of the `best practices' conversation taking place in schools today by speaking directly to the heart of classroom experience." -- Stephen Olczak, Principal "Dr. Johnson's book is far more than a how-to guide for constructing meaningful learning activities for students. It is the definitive treatise on the fundamental concepts of acquiring and transferring knowledge. This is an invaluable contribution." -- Arlene H. Parisot, Director of Workforce Department

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