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A Discipline-Based Teaching and Learning Center

A Model for Professional Development

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

2015, X, 218 p. 20 illus., 3 illus. in color.

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  • Reflects the growing emphasis on STEM education
  • Responds to the call for discipline-based education research
  • Presents a model that integrates research in teaching, learning, and professional development
  • Describes a holistic evaluation of the effectiveness of the TLC and its components

This book describes the design and implementation of a discipline-specific model of professional development: the disciplinary Teaching and Learning Center (TLC). TLC was born from a strong commitment to improving undergraduate science education through supporting the front-line educators who play an essential role in this mission. The TLC’s comprehensive approach encompasses consultation, seminars and workshops, acculturation activities for new faculty members, and teaching preparatory courses as well as a certificate program for graduate students. At the University of Maryland, TLC serves biology and chemistry faculty members, postdoctoral associates, and graduate students. The Center is deeply integrated into the departmental culture, and its emphasis on pedagogical content knowledge makes its activities highly relevant to the community that it serves. The book reflects ten years of intensive work on the design and implementation of the model. Beginning with a needs assessment and continuing with ongoing evaluation, the book presents a wealth of information about how to design and implement effective professional development. In addition, it discusses the theory underlying each of the program components and provides an implementation guide for adopting or adapting the TLC model and its constituent activities at other institutions.

In this book, the authors describe how they created the highly successful discipline-based Teaching and Learning Center at the University of Maryland. This is a must read for anyone interested in improving higher education

Charles Henderson, Western Michigan University

This book will provide a much-needed resource for helping campus leaders and faculty development professionals create robust programs that meet the needs of science faculty.

Susan Elrod, Interim Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Chico State

The authors provide a road map and guidance for higher education professional development in the natural science for educators at all levels. While the examples are from the sciences, the approaches are readily adaptable to all disciplines.

Spencer A. Benson, Director of the Centre for Teaching and Learning Enhancement, University of Macau

Content Level » Research

Keywords » PCK - STEM education - discipline-based teaching and learning center - evidence-based teaching - evidence-based teaching approaches - faculty development - faculty learning communities - graduate teaching assistants - higher education - pedagogical content knowledge - science education - science faculty - science teacher - science teaching - student-centered teaching - teacher professional development

Related subjects » Higher Education - Mathematics Education - Science Education

Table of contents 

Transforming Undergraduate Science Education.- Active Learning and Evidence-Based Teaching Approaches. Professional Development for Teaching in the University.- Pedagogical Content Knowledge.- The Five PCK Components.- PCK for the Undergraduate Level.- Overview and Brief History of the Teaching and Learning Center (TLC).- Key Contributors to a Disciplinary TLC/- Institutional Levels and External Entities Involved in Change Efforts.- Credibility and Buy-In.- How to Initiate a Disciplinary TLC.- Outline of the Book.- References.

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