[...] edition. [...] the instructor who wants specific assistance on topics such as crafting a well-written teaching philosophy statement or drafting effective course objectives will be well-served by opening O'Brien/ Mills/Cohen's book.
Book review The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach Alexander Thomson by Judith Grunert O’Brien, Barbara J. Mills, and Margaret W. Cohen. Second edition. San Dr.Thomson is an Associate Francisco, California: Jossey-Bass, 2008, 132 Professor of Politcal pages, ISBN 9780470197615. Softcover: Science/History at $28usd Schoolcraft College in Livonia, Michigan. The first edition of The Course Syllabus: A Learning- Centered Approach was released in 1997. It was a useful and efficient resource for faculty who were trying to create course syllabi that helped students understand how they fit into an active learning environment. By presenting ideas, strategies, and perspectives solidly placed within the research, the authors ensured that readers could easily access rel- evant information without being mired in a mess of abstraction. The book’s second edition, released in 2008, continues the tradition and has been updated to re- flect current classroom realities that were less preva- lent when the book was originally published. For example, the explosive growth of online learning and course management systems has resulted in an added level of dynamism in shaping learning envi- ronments. Additionally, the book’s attention to the B
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