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Innovation Abstracts, v16 n1-30 Jan-Dec 1994

This volume of 30 one- to two-page abstracts highlights a variety of innovative approaches to teaching and learning in the community college. Topics covered in the abstracts include: (1) music in the biology classroom; (2) pairing English as a second language and freshman composition students in writing activities; (3) moot court exercises in public law classes; (4) applying current events to economics classes; (5) junior high school/college collaborative learning; (6) tailoring college curricula to fit customer needs; (7) helping students make the transition from the social to the learning mode; (8) cultural diversity for faculty and curriculum development; (9) the use of academic warmups in class; (10) teaching ethics across the curriculum; (11) employing structured conversations in conversational Spanish; (12) the use of editorials in writing classes to engage the campus community; (13) taking roll and learning names; (14) experiential learning; (15) a course examining criminals in literature; (16) interactive drama to teach community concerns; (17) the use of freewriting; (18) assessing instructional strategies; (19) talk-alouds for student assessment; (20) technology in teaching; (21) a group method for teaching public speaking; (22) survival Spanish for college staff; (23) teaching students how to achieve excellence; (24) creative writing in history classes; (25) recruiting women engineering students; (26) journal article dissection in biology; (27) innovative topics for speech classes; (28) encouraging students to build academic libraries; (29) a bilingual computer class; (30) portfolio creation; (31) benefits of group papers; (32) increasing student participation in business classes; (33) criminal law and fairy tales; and (34) teaching empathy in nursing classes. (KP)

Descriptors: Classroom Communication, Classroom Techniques, College Instruction, Community Colleges, Cooperative Learning, Cooperative Programs, Faculty Development, Instructional Development, Instructional Improvement, Instructional Innovation, Learning Activities, Learning Strategies, Spanish, Speech Instruction, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Improvement, Teaching Methods, Teaching Styles, Test Coaching, Two Year Colleges, Writing Instruction

Autor: Roueche, Suanne D., Ed.


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