Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide (Jossey-Bass, 2016) presents a trove of practical research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses and assessing studentsí learning. The book draws on the authorsí extensive backgrounds and decades of experience in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education and faculty development. Its engaging and well-illustrated descriptions will equip you to implement the strategies in your courses and to deal effectively with problems (including student resistance) that might occur in the implementation. The strategies donít require revolutionary time-intensive changes in your teaching, but rather a gradual integration of the old and new methods. The result will be continual improvement in your teaching and your studentsí learning.

Here are some of the many questions the book answers. How do I:
  • prepare to teach a new course or improve an existing one and get it off to a good start?
  • plan and conduct class sessions in which students are actively engaged, no matter how large the class is?
  • make good use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses and flipped classrooms?
  • assess how well students are acquiring the knowledge, skills, and conceptual understanding the course is designed to teach?
  • help students develop expert problem-solving skills and skills in communication, creative thinking, critical thinking, high-performance teamwork, and self-directed learning?
  • address the learning needs of STEM students with a broad diversity of attributes and backgrounds?
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Praise for Teaching and Learning STEM

"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,
     Stanford University

"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,
     Stanford University

"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

Ordering information
To order individual copies of the book, use discount code STEM7 for 30% off at http://www.josseybass.com/highereducation. (Discounts do not apply to e-books, which are already discounted.) The book may also be ordered from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.
To bulk-order multiple copies at a discount, contact Mr. Hyman Smith (hysmith@wiley.com, 317-572-3511), or order through 800-CEO-READ (aaron@800ceoread.com, 1-800-CEO-READ, 800ceoread.com). The latter source ships both domestically and internationally.

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