A Discipline-Based Teaching and Learning Center: A Model for by Gili Marbach-Ad, Laura C. Egan, Katerina V. Thompson

By Gili Marbach-Ad, Laura C. Egan, Katerina V. Thompson

This booklet describes the layout and implementation of a discipline-specific version improvement: the disciplinary educating and studying heart (TLC). TLC was once born from a powerful dedication to bettering undergraduate technological know-how schooling via helping the front-line educators who play a vital position during this project. The TLC’s complete strategy encompasses session, seminars and workshops, acculturation actions for brand new college participants, and educating preparatory classes in addition to a certificates software for graduate scholars. on the collage of Maryland, TLC serves biology and chemistry college contributors, postdoctoral affiliates, and graduate scholars. the guts is deeply built-in into the departmental tradition, and its emphasis on pedagogical content material wisdom makes its actions hugely proper to the group that it serves. The e-book displays ten years of in depth paintings at the layout and implementation of the version. starting with a wishes evaluation and carrying on with with ongoing overview, the publication offers a wealth of knowledge approximately easy methods to layout and enforce powerful expert improvement. additionally, it discusses the speculation underlying all the application elements and offers an implementation consultant for adopting or adapting the TLC version and its constituent actions at different associations.

In this publication, the authors describe how they created the hugely profitable discipline-based instructing and studying heart on the collage of Maryland. it is a needs to learn for an individual drawn to bettering larger education.

Charles Henderson, Co-Director, heart for study on tutorial switch in Postsecondary schooling, Western Michigan collage

This publication will supply a much-needed source for assisting campus leaders and college improvement execs create powerful courses that meet the wishes of technological know-how faculty.

Susan Elrod, Dean, collage of technological know-how and arithmetic, Fresno State

The authors offer a street map and assistance for greater schooling expert improvement within the average technology for educators in any respect degrees. whereas the examples are from the sciences, the methods are without difficulty adaptable to all disciplines.

Spencer A. Benson, Director of the Centre for educating and studying Enhancement, collage of Macau

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Gess-Newsome & N. G. ), Examining pedagogical content knowledge: The construct and its implications for science education. Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer. , & Mulhall, P. (2006). Understanding and developing science teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge. Rotterdam, The Netherlands: Sense. , & Borko, H. (1999). Nature, sources and development of pedagogical content knowledge. In Examining pedagogical content knowledge (pp. 95–132). Dordrecht, The Netherlands: Kluwer. , & Colbeck, C. (1994).

Angelo & Cross (1993), for example, describe three broad purposes: assessing course-related knowledge and skills; assessing learner attitudes, values, and self-awareness; and assessing learner reactions to assessment. Another common categorization of assessment highlights the differences between formative and summative assessments (Black & Wiliam, 1998; Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 2007; Sadler, 1989). Formative assessments measure students’ learning progress throughout a course or course of study and are usually used internally.

This introduction allows them to understand our institutional context and tailor their remarks accordingly. The meeting also provides opportunity for the TLC staff to seek advice from the Visiting Teacher/Scholar on professional development, curriculum development, and institutional transformation quandaries. For additional information on logistics and preparations for hosting a Teacher/Scholar, see the Tip Sheet in the Implementation Guide. edu/VTS. Seminars and Workshops The second type of enrichment activity consists of seminars and workshops hosted by the TLC with university personnel serving as presenters and/or facilitators.

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