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Teaching best practices

Instructional best practices are general principles, guidelines, and suggestions for good and effective teaching that are supported by research. The key findings of four studies are summarized here. Because teaching is a complex process that varies depending upon academic content, instructional context and student characteristics, instructors should use these findings as a guide to develop their own best practices.

Additional information

Chickering, A. W., & Reisser, L. (1993). Education and identity (2nd Ed.). San Francisco: Jossey Bass.

Eble, K.(1971). The recognition and evaluation of teaching.

Langlois, D.E., & Zales, C.R. (1992). Anatomy of a top teacher. Education Digest, 57(5), 31-34.

Knowles, M. S. (1980). The modern practice of adult education: From pedagogy to androgogy. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Cambridge Adult Education.

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