Pedagogical Book Summaries
Grant P. Wiggins & Jay McTighe: Understanding By Design
Kurt Fischer and Mary Helen Immordino-Yang: The Brain and Learning
Long-time Wabash College History Professor Peter Frederick has written three essays on how to make large classes more engaging. Dr. Frederick taught at Wabash for 35 years, was named an honorary alumnus in 2011, and in 2000 was named the Teacher of the Year by the American Historical Association.
MIT has just completed work on two videos titled, “No One Writes Alone: Peer Review in the Classroom,” and they place student peer review activities in the context of professional practices of peer review. One video addresses students as its audience; the other speaks directly to faculty about the value of using peer review in the classroom, and about the importance of teaching (not just assigning) peer review.