Books on Teaching and Learning

Influential Books on Teaching and Learning Available at the Reserve Desk at the DSU Library

(Books at the Reserve Desk can be checked out for seven days)

Additional books, while not as influential as those listed on this page, are still an excellent resource. They can be found here:

Additional Books

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Teaching Naked: How Moving Technology Out of Your Classroom Will Improve Student Learning by Jose Antonio Bowen

Bowen’s best-seller gives directions, reasons, creative ideas, software, and resources for flipping your classroom. Games merit his special attention because students find them so engaging. Although the evidence that technology actually increases learning is thin, the value of active learning is indisputable.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 1028.3 .B69 2012 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

Online Teaching at Its Best: Merging Instructional Design with Teaching and Learning Research 1st Edition by  Linda B. Nilson and Ludwika A. Goodson

Bringing  pedagogy and cognitive science to online learning environments.

This book my be requested at the DSU Library. Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a “Useless” Liberal Arts Education by George Anders

George Anders explains the remarkable power of a liberal arts education – and the ways it can open the door to thousands of cutting-edge jobs every week.

This book my be requested at the DSU Library. Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

Learn Better: Mastering the Skills for Success in Life, Business, and School, or, How to Become an Expert in Just About Anything by Ulrich Boser

Boser maps out the new science of learning, showing how simple techniques like comprehension check-ins and making material personally relatable can help people gain expertise in dramatically better ways.

This book my be requested at the DSU Library. Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Facilitating Seven Ways of Learning: A Resource for More Purposeful, Effective, and Enjoyable College Teaching by James R. Davis and Bridget D. Arend

This book offers a fresh, overarching organization of how we should be teaching, depending upon our student learning outcomes.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 2331 .D377 2013 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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The New Science of Learning: How to Learn in Harmony with Your Brain by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek

This is a path-breaking book. . . More sophisticated and empirically-grounded that any study skills manual, [it] addresses all the major research findings on how the human brain learns.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB1134 .D68 2013 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Generation on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student by Arthur Levine and Diane R. Dean

The authors assemble compelling survey evidence for the generalizations they make about Millennial students.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LA 229 .L417 2012 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Interactive Open Educational Resources: A Guide to Finding, Choosing and Using What’s Out There to Transform College Teaching by John D. Shank

These resources, some of which are interactive, span simulations, games, multimedia tutorials, demonstrations, virtual labs and experiences, animations, videos, and audio recordings.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: ZA 4228 .S53 2014 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel

To most of us, learning something “the hard way” implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB1060 .B768 2014 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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First Principles of Instruction by M. David Merrill

This handy resource describes and illustrates the concepts underlying the “First Principles of Instruction” and illustrates First Principles and their application in a wide variety of instructional products.

This books is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 1028.38 .M468 2013 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses by L. Dee Fink

This volume offers a new model of integrated course design that links principles of higher level learning, active learning, effective dialogue, and educative assessment to help educators develop skills for lifelong learning in their students.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 2331 .F495 2013 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Teaching at Its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors by Linda Nilson

This expanded and updated edition of the best-selling handbook is an essential toolbox, full of hundreds of practical teaching techniques, classroom activities and exercises, for the new or experienced college instructor.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 2331 .N55 2010 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice by Maryellen Weimer

In this much needed resource, Maryellen Weimer-one of the nation’s most highly regarded authorities on effective college teaching-offers a comprehensive work on the topic of learner-centered teaching in the college and university classroom.

This book my be requested at the DSU Library. Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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How We Learn: The Surprising Truth About When, Where, and Why it Happens by Benedict Carey

But what if almost everything we were told about learning is wrong? And what if there was a way to achieve more with less effort? This book addresses that idea.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: BF 318 .C366 2014 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Learner-Centered Teaching: Putting the Research on Learning into Practice by Terry Doyle, with a foreword by Todd Zakrajsek

This book presents the research-based case that Learner Centered Teaching (LCT) offers the best means to optimize student learning in college, and offers examples and ideas for putting it into practice, as well the underlying rationale.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 1027.23 .D69 2011 Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Why Don’t Students Like School?: A Cognitive Scientist Answers Questions About How the Mind Works and What it Means for the Classroom by Daniel T. Willingham

This book will help teachers improve their practice by explaining how they and their students think and learn—revealing the importance of story, emotion, memory, context, and routine in building knowledge and creating lasting learning experiences.

This book is available at the DSU Library Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning by James E. Zull

James Zull invites teachers in higher education or any other setting to accompany him in his exploration of what scientists can tell us about the brain and to discover how this knowledge can influence the practice of teaching.

This book is available at the DSU Library Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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The Mentor’s Guild: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships by Lois J. Zachary

Thoughtful and rich with advice, The Mentor’s Guide explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end.

This book is available at the DSU Library Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

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Enhanced Learning Through the Scholarshop of Teaching and Learning: The Challenges and Joys of Juggling by Kathleen McKinney

There has been growing demand for workshops and materials to help those in higher education conduct and use the scholarship of teaching and learning.

This book is available at the DSU Library Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

Engaging in the Scholarship

Engaging in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning: A Quide to the Process, and How to Develop a Project from Start to Finish by Cathy Bishop-Clark and Beth Dietz-Uhler

It is an exceptionally fine, straight-forward and brief guide for faculty looking at their first SOTL project. For most such readers, it will probably seem to be the most helpful of the guides.

This book is available at the DSU Library Reserve Desk (2nd floor)

Influential Books on Teaching and Learning Available at the DSU Library

(These books are available in the general collection on the book shelves)

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How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching by Susan A. Ambrose

The authors explain seven learning principles that affect the learning of students’ prior knowledge, their organization of the material, their motivation, and their level of development and class climate, as well as the importance of practice and feedback, the prerequisites of mastery, and the role of self-regulation in self-directed learning.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 1025.3 .H68 2010

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What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation?  The short answer is – it’s not what teachers do, it’s what they understand. They  know how to engage and challenge students.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 2331 .B34 2004

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How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School, Expanded Edition by John D. Bransford, Ann L. Brown, and Rodney R. Cocking

Expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original hardcover edition can be translated into actions and practice, readers can now make valuable connections between classroom activities and learning behavior.

This book is available at the DSU Library, call number: LB 1060 .H672 2000, and as an electronic resource at http://site.ebrary.com/lib/dixie/detail.action?docID=10038789