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Ideas That Work in College Teaching


reviewed by Jan Allen June 30, 2008

coverTitle: Ideas That Work in College Teaching
Author(s): Robert L. Badger
Publisher: State University of New York Press, Albany
ISBN: 0791472191, Pages: 172, Year: 2007
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Robert Badger, chair and professor of geology at the State University of New York Potsdam, gathered essays from colleagues representing different disciplines in the social sciences, humanities, and life and physical sciences for this edited volume, Ideas that Work in College Teaching. The contributors all teach, or taught, at SUNY Potsdam, a liberal arts school with over 3,500 undergraduates and almost 700 master’s students, so the experiences they describe make the book most useful for instructors at similar schools. But their ideas are easily adapted for teaching in many other higher education environments. And most readers will discover an appreciation, maybe even a longing, for the sense of community and conversations created among teaching colleagues reflected in the collaborative effort to share teaching ideas beyond their campus to the wider teaching community. Certainly we can value the process of thoughtful reflection that allows good teachers to also produce good writing... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: June 30, 2008
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 15298, Date Accessed: 12/13/2017 1:56:26 PM

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    Columbia University
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    JAN ALLEN, Columbia University, is associate dean for PhD Programs in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. From 2006 to 2008 she was also acting director of the GSAS Teaching Center at Columbia.
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