Teaching in the First-Year Seminar

Building on the conversation begun in Volume II on instructor training and development, Garner delves deeper into the concepts and strategies undergirding effective educational practice. Highly practical in nature, yet grounded in educational theory and research, Volume III offers a concise guide to teaching in the first-year seminar from organizing a syllabus, structuring individual class sessions, and engaging students in the classroom to conducting meaningful assessments of their learning. Because Garner focuses on the learning process rather than specific content, the strategies are highly portable to a range of seminar types and undergraduate courses. An invaluable resource for college instructors looking to improve their own teaching.

Other volumes in the series:
Volume I: Designing and Administering the Course
Volume II: Instructor Training and Development
Volume IV: Using Peers in the Classroom
Volume V: Assessing the First-Year Seminar

These are also available as a Five Volume Set

Table of Contents:

List of Figures

Notes on the Series—Tracy L. Skipper, Series Editor


Chapter 1: Understanding Our Students: Current and Future Perspectives

Chapter 2: Basic Principles of Effective Teaching

Chapter 3: Planning for Instruction in the First-Year Seminar

Chapter 4: Special Considerations in Teaching

Chapter 5: Alternative Approaches to Learning

Chapter 6: Technology as an Instructional Resource

Chapter 7: Assessment of Student Learning

Appendix: Course Enhancement Resources