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"Felder and Brent, longtime leaders in STEM education research, fill an important gap by providing both insightful and very practical guidance for the college instructor trying to translate the findings of STEM research into effective classroom practice."
--Carl Wieman, Nobel Laureate in Physics, Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education,
"In their research-based, direct, and exceptionally readable style, Felder and Brent provide one of the few--and the best--practical guides to teaching in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. From designing a course to teaching students to assessing for learning, busy faculty members will find countless, creative, and straightforward strategies for creating a more learner-centered, evidence-based teaching environment."
--Mary Deane Sorcinelli, research professor and founding director, Center for Teaching & Faculty Development,
University of Massachusetts-Amherst
"Felder and Brent break down the last few decades of advances in STEM education into coherent, useful, and well-organized advice, creating down-to-earth lessons that keep the needs and interests of the STEM educator front and center."
--Brian P. Coppola, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of Chemistry and associate chair for Educational
Development & Practice, University of Michigan
"While designed for university faculty, Teaching and Learning STEM serves equally well for high school teachers of STEM courses, particularly those of us working with advanced level students. The chapters on active learning, effective use of technology, and developing problem solving and creative thinking skills should be studied by teachers of all subjects working with students of any age."
--Daniel J. Teague, instructor of mathematics, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
"Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent have created a treasure chest of wisdom and practical strategies for improving learning. It is organized in a way to be accessible to first-time and veteran educators alike, and I have already started applying their ideas in my classroom."
--Sheri Sheppard, mechanical engineering professor and Director of the Designing Education Lab,
"This book is a treasure and legacy from the authors to the STEM faculty community! If it had been written before, decades of tears, frustrations and disillusionment of students and professors would have been saved. I will make sure everybody I come across in my workshops/seminars/speeches will learn about this precious resource to make them more effective and efficient in their teaching, and will suggest that my hosts get copies for the participants to ensure that they can continue to explore and apply the valuable suggestions in it."
--Lueny Morell, founder and director of InnovaHiED and former Professor of Chemical Engineering at the
University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez
"Imagine a book that is like having a welcoming and seasoned faculty colleague just down the hall, ready with engaging stories and sage advice. That is this book."
--Kimberly D. Tanner, professor, Department of Biology, and Director, The Science Education
Partnership and Assessment Laboratory, San Francisco State University
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