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Transformations: Approaches to College Science Teaching by Deborah Allen and Kimberly Tanner is the latest addition to the W.H. Freeman Scientific Teaching Series of books. Originally edited by Sarah Elgin (Washington Univ, St Louis), this book is a collected series of the popular teaching articles from the open-access, online journal CBE-Life Sciences Education (www.lifescied.org).
The Allen-Tanner essays are practical guides that share insights and strategies for teaching science, appropriate for both the new instructor and those who have been teaching for many years. The book is divided into four parts, which act as overarching themes to the included articles: Part 1- How Can I Engage My Students in Learning?, Part 2- How Can I Know That My Students Are Learning?, Part 3- How Can I Engage All of My Students?, and Part 4- How Can I Continue My Professional Growth in Science Education?
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Infusing Active Learning into the Large-Enrollment Biology
Class: Seven Strategies, from the Simple to the Complex 3 (Winter 2005)
Chapter 2 Answers Worth Waiting For: One Second is Hardly Enough 19 (Spring 2002)
Chapter 3 Talking to Learn: Why Undergraduate Biology Students Should Be Talking in Classrooms 26 (Summer 2009)
Chapter 4 Questions about Questions 40 (Fall 2002)
Chapter 5 Problem-Based Learning 51 (Summer 2003)
Part 2 How Can I Know That My Students Are Learning? 69
Introduction to Section 69
Chapter 6 Putting the Horse Back in Front of the Cart: Using Visions and Decisions about High-Quality Learning Experiences to Drive Course Design 71 (Summer 2007)
Chapter 7 Rubrics: Tools for Making Learning Goals and Evaluation Criteria Explicit for Both Teachers and Learners 82 (Fall 2006)
Chapter 8 From Assays to Assessments: On Collecting Evidence in Science Teaching 99 (Summer 2004)
Chapter 9 Understanding the Wrong Answers: Teaching toward Conceptual Change 111 (Summer 2005)
Chapter 10 Mapping the Journey 122 (Fall 2003)
Chapter 11 A Primer on Standards 129 (Winter 2002)
Part 3 How Can I Engage All of My Students? 141
Introduction to Section 141
Chapter 12 Learning Styles and the Problem of Instructional Selection: Engaging All Students in Science Courses 143 (Winter 2004)
Chapter 13 Cooperative Learning: Beyond Working in Groups 155 (Spring 2003, coauthored by Liesl Chatman)
Chapter 14 Cultural Competence in the College Biology Classroom 167 (Winter 2007)
Chapter 15 Making Biology Learning Relevant to Students: Integrating People, History, and Context into College Biology Teaching 184 (Spring 2008, coauthored by Katayoun Chamany)
Part 4 How Can I Continue My Professional Growth in Science Education? 211
Introduction to Section 211
Chapter 16 From a Scholarly Approach to Teaching to the Scholarship of Teaching 213 (Spring 2005)
Chapter 17 On Integrating Pedagogical Training into the Graduate Experiences of Future Science Faculty 225 (Spring 2006)
Chapter 18 Cultivating Conversations through Scientist–Teacher
Partnerships 238 (Winter 2003, coauthored by Liesl Chatman)
Chapter 19 Lesson Study: Building Communities of Learning among Educators 252 (Spring 2004, coauthored by Richard Donham)
Author Autobiographies 265