A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom's Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Complete Lorin W. Anderson, David R. Krathwohl, Benjamin Samuel Bloom  
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Drawing heavily from Bloom's Taxonomy, this new book helps teachers understand and implement a standards-based curriculum. An extraordinary group of cognitive psychologists, curriculum specialists, teacher-educators, and researchers have developed a two-dimensional framework, focusing on knowledge and cognitive processes, that defines what students are expected to learn in school. A series of vignettes-written by and for teachers-illustrates how to use this unique framework. A revision only in the sense that it builds on the original framework, it is a completely new manuscript in both text and organization. Its two-dimensional framework interrelates knowledge with the cognitive processes students use to gain and work with knowledge. Together, these define the goals, curriculum standards, and objectives students are expected to learn. The framework facilitates the exploration of curriculums from four perspectives-what is intended to be taught, how it is to be taught, how learning is to be assessed, and how well the intended aims, instruction and assessments are aligned for effective education. This "revisited" framework allows you to connect learning from all these perspectives.This "Professional Edition" includes an additional section ("The Taxonomy in Perspective,") which is not available in the "Revisited for Teachers" edition of the book.

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Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers Thomas A. Angelo, K. Patricia Cross  
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This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels of experience detailed, how-to advice on classroom assessment—from what it is and how it works to planning, implementing, and analyzing assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects.

The book features fifty classroom assessment techniques, each including a concise description; step-by-step procedures for administering the technique; practical advice on how to analyze the data; pros, cons, and caveats; and more.

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Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers Thomas A. Angelo, K. Patricia Cross  
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This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels of experience detailed, how-to advice on classroom assessment—from what it is and how it works to planning, implementing, and analyzing assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects.

The book features fifty classroom assessment techniques, each including a concise description; step-by-step procedures for administering the technique; practical advice on how to analyze the data; pros, cons, and caveats; and more.

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Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers Thomas A. Angelo, K. Patricia Cross  
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This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels of experience detailed, how-to advice on classroom assessment—from what it is and how it works to planning, implementing, and analyzing assessment projects. The authors illustrate their approach through twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects.

The book features fifty classroom assessment techniques, each including a concise description; step-by-step procedures for administering the technique; practical advice on how to analyze the data; pros, cons, and caveats; and more.

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The Upanishads Anonymous, Juan Mascaro  
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The Upanishads, the earliest of which were composed in Sanskrit between 800 and 400 bce by sages and poets, form part of the Vedas - the sacred and ancient scriptures that are the basis of the Hindu religion. Each Upanishad, or lesson, takes up a theme ranging from the attainment of spiritual bliss to karma and rebirth, and collectively they are meditations on life, death and immortality. The essence of their teachings is that truth can by reached by faith rather than by thought, and that the spirit of God is within each of us - we need not fear death as we carry within us the promise of eternal life.

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Ideology and Curriculum Michael Apple  
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With the current conservative emphasis on cultural literacy and on a return to a common culture, Ideology and Curriculum - with its stress on the dangers of ideological indoctrination in schools and on the power relations involved in what is taught - serves as a reminder that our educational policies and practices are never neutral. This revised paperback edition contains a new preface in which the author extends the book's arguments and places them in the current conservative context in education in society at large. A path-breaking statement of the relationship between cultural and economic power in education, Mike Apple's book has had a profound impact on the international debate about education and democracy.

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Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices Jacoby and Associates, and Associates  
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Our communities depend on our ability to make the connection between education and democracy. This book can breathe new life into colleges and universities that want to reinforce their public service mission. Jacoby and her colleagues tell us how to do it.
—Dolores E. Cross, president, Chicago State University

Combining the most current theory and practice in the field of service-learning with many examples from actual campuses, Service-Learning in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality service-learning experiences both in the curriculum and through student affairs programs.

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What the Best College Teachers Do Ken Bain  
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What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.

The short answer is—it—it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out—but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

In stories both humorous and touching, Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators. (20040315)

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Successful College Teaching: Problem-Solving Strategies of Distinguished Professors Sharon A. Baiocco, Jamie N. DeWaters  
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Teaching Strategies of Award-Winning Professors! Based on extensive interviews with 30 award-winning professors.Examines the personal teaching philosophies of distinguished professors.Investigates the forces of change currently pressuring college teachersToday college professors are teaching to a more diverse student body than ever before. Budgets are under fire, and financial "solutions" range from cutting back on sabbaticals to increasing class sizes. Legislatures, businesses and college administrations are escalating their demands for faculty "productivity." Yet, distinguished professors are winning awards for teaching excellence. How do they do it? Readers will enter the classrooms of award-winning faculty whose classes range from a lab section of nine students to a lecture hall of 400 students with standing room only. They'll observe the teaching style of these professors, their relationships with students, and how they solve instructional problems. They'll discover the traits that set distinguished teachers apart from their colleagues, including an infectious love of learning, high-level problem-solving skills, and a radar-like system that scans and interprets the learning environment.

Sharon A. Baiocco is Assistant Dean, College of Arts and Sciences, at Jacksonville University. She has taught technical writing, journalism, public relations writing, and a variety of literature courses.

Jamie N. DeWaters is a professor of special education at D'Youville College in Buffalo where she has taught graduate and undergraduate courses and has directed the field experience programs for U.S. and Canadian students.

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Invertebrate Zoology Robert D. Barnes  
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Ruppert/Barnes’ best-selling introduction to the biology of invertebrates is highly regarded for its accuracy and strong research base. This thorough revision provides a survey by animal group, emphasizing evolutionary origins, adaptive morphology and physiology, while covering anatomical ground plans and basic developmental patterns. New co-author Richard Fox brings to the revision his expertise as an ecologist, offering a good balance to Ruppert's background as a functional morphologist. Lavish illustrations and extensive citations make the book extremely valuable as a teaching tool and reference source.

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