|[August 20, 2013]
College Science Teaching Techniques at Their Best in NSTA's New Book
ARLINGTON, Va. --(Business Wire)--
If you're looking for inspiration to alter your teaching methods to
match new standards and new times, this new NSTA book is for you. As the
first in the Exemplary
Science series to focus exclusively on college science teaching, Exemplary
College Science Teaching offers 16 examples of college
teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.
Understanding that college does not exist in a vacuum, the chapter
authors demonstrate how to adapt the methods and frameworks under which
secondary students have been working and make them their own for the
college classroom, adding new technologies when appropriate and letting
the students take an active role in their learning.
Among the innovative topics and techniques the essays in this book
Lecture-free college science teaching
Peer-led study groups as learning communities
Jigsaw techniques that enhance learning
Inquiry incorporated into large-group settings
Interactive video conferences for assessing student attitudes and
The clichéd image of the professor droning on before a packed lecture
hall is a thing of the past. The essays in this book explain why-and
offer the promise of a better future.
"Since K-12 students taught using the new [Next Generation Science
Standards] will be arriving in college classrooms prepared in a
different way from those in our classrooms currently, it would behoove
to alter their teaching methods ... or be perceived to be dinosaurs
using the older teaching methods."
- From Exemplary
College Science Teaching
About the Editor
Robert E. Yager has written more than 700 research and policy
publications as well as having served as editor for all eight volumes of
You can browse sample pages of this new book for free at the NSTA
Science Store website at www.nsta.org/store.
For additional information or to purchase Exemplary
College Science Teaching, visit the NSTA Science Store at www.nsta.org/store.
To order by phone, call 800-277-5300 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. ET
weekdays. The 243-page book is priced at $29.95 and
discount-priced for NSTA members at $23.96. (Stock #
PB192X9, ISBN # 978-1-938946-09-7)
The Arlington, Va.-based National Science Teachers Association is the
largest professional organization in the world promoting excellence and
innovation in science teaching and learning for all. NSTA's current
membership includes more than 50,000 science teachers, science
supervisors, administrators, scientists, business and industry
representatives, and others involved in science education.
NSTA Press produces 25-30 new books and e-books each year.
Focused on the preK-college market and specifically aimed at teachers of
science, NSTA Press titles offer a unique blend of accurate scientific
content and sound teaching strategies.
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