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Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning
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In this book, Maryellen Weimer provides an essential resource for anyone who is engaged in efforts to improve teaching in higher education. This comprehensive book draws on a wide array of sources to help practitioners build on the foundation laid by existing scholarly work on teaching and learning. Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning reviews previously published work on teaching and learning to better guide those engaged in pedagogical scholarship and to help develop a literature that meets the needs of faculty. Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning includes an analysis of the practitioner literature on teaching and learning in two main categories the wisdom of scholarship and research scholarship. The first category uses the lens of experience to analyze instructional issues, and the second category employs more objective frames to assess instructional issues. The book explores four experiential approaches to teaching and learning (personal accounts of change, recommended-practices reports, recommended-content reports, and personal narratives and includes an analysis of the three most common research methods (quantitative investigation, qualitative studies, and descriptive research). Enhancing Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning also includes information about other methods in addition to the main approaches.
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Table of Contents

Preface ix The Author xxi 1. Why and How to Look 1 2. What to Look At 19 3. Scholarly Work on Teaching and Learning: An Overview 39 4. The Lens of Experience: Wisdom of Practice 53 5. The Lens of Objectivity: Research Scholarship 91 6. Promising Possibilities 123 7. Looking Ahead: Learning from What s Behind 141 8. From Looking to Doing: Advice for Faculty 169 9. From Looking to Doing: Advice for Academic Leaders 193 Appendixes A. Discipline-Based Pedagogical Periodicals 211 B. Cross-Disciplinary and Topical Pedagogical Periodicals 215 References 217 Name Index 231 Subject Index 237

About the Author

Maryellen Weimer teaches beginning students introductory communication courses full-time at Penn State Berks, where she is a professor of teaching and learning. In 2005, Weimer received the Milton S. Eisenhower Award for Distinguished Teaching, one of Penn State's university-wide teaching awards. Weimer received a Ph.D. in speech communication in 1981 from Penn State. Spending most of her career at Penn State, Weimer has held several different positions at the university. For ten years she directed the university's Instructional Development Program. She also served as a senior research associate in Penn State's Center for the Study of Higher Education, where she was an associate director of the National Center on Postsecondary Teaching, Learning, and Assessment, a U.S. Department of Education Research and Development Center funded for five years. Over the past twenty years, Weimer has consulted with more than 275 colleges and universities in the United States and Canada as well as overseas on a variety of instructional issues. She regularly keynotes national conferences and regional meetings. Since 1987, Weimer has edited "Teaching Professor, " a monthly newsletter on college teaching. She has authored or edited nine books, including one on faculty development, one on teaching for new faculty, and an anthology edited with Robert Menges, "Teaching" "on Solid Ground: Using Scholarship to Improve Practice" (Jossey-Bass, 1995). Her most recent Jossey-Bass book, "Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice, " was published in 2002.

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"very strongly recommended" ("The Journal of Continuing Higher Education," Fall 2006) "very strongly recommended" ("The Journal of Continuing Higher Education", Fall 2006) "Draws on a wide array of sources to help practitioners build on the foundation laid by existing scholarly work on teaching and learning." ("Hispanic Outlook," 05/05/08) "The value of this book, instead, is its affirmation that this type of work is important . . . It is refreshing to see this type of devotion, passion, in such a book." ("Journal of Higher Education," 11/2007) "very strongly recommended" ("The Journal of Continuing Higher Education," Fall 2006) "The value of this book, instead, is its affirmation that this type of work is important . . . It is refreshing to see this type of devotion, passion, in such a book." ("Journal of Higher Education," 11/2007) "very strongly recommended" ("The Journal of Continuing Higher Education," Fall 2006)

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