Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide

Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent

Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide (Felder & Brent, 2016) presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing students’ learning. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. Here are some of the many questions the book answers.

How do I:

  • prepare to teach a new course or improve an existing one and get it off to a good start?
  • plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is?
  • make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms?
  • assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach?
  • help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning?
  • address the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds?

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Table of Contents
Chapter 1
Reading Guide (questions for reading circle and self-study)
Author’s Biographies
Interview of Authors in Physics Today
Review in Advances in Engineering Education
Review in CBE-Life Sciences Education
Review in Chemical Engineering Education
Review in Education in Chemistry
Review in Intl. Journal of Engineering Education
Review in Journal of Chemical Education
Review in Journal of STEM Education
Review in MIT Cog Blog
Review in Physics Today
Review in UCO Transformative Teacher-Scholar
Review in The Physics Teacher
Reviews by readers on Amazon.com

Ordering information
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