Small Teaching Book Talk






Date: Friday, September 29 
Time: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Location: Smith Ballroom, Morris Inn
Presenter(s): James M. Lang, Professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College


Research from the learning sciences and from a variety of educational settings suggests that a small number of key principles can improve learning in almost any type of college or university course, from traditional lectures to flipped classrooms. This workshop will introduce some of those principles, offer practical suggestions for how they might foster positive change in higher education teaching and learning, and guide faculty participants to consider how these principles might manifest themselves in their current and upcoming courses.


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James M. Lang is the author of five books and more than a hundred reviews or essays on topics ranging from higher education to British literature. He is familiar to academic audiences internationally through his monthly column in the Chronicle of Higher Education and his books on higher education: 

  • Life on the Tenure Track (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005), 
  • On Course: a Week-by-Week Guide to your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard University Press, 2008), 
  • Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard University Press, 2013), and 
  • Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning (Jossey-Bass, 2016).

In the Library:

Read the book for FREE online through Hesburgh Libraries

LB 1063 .L36 2016 Lang, J. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning (First ed.). –  Kaneb Library

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