Books


I will be adding to this reading list as I get time to clean my desk. If you find a book that you think would make a good addition to my collection, please post a comment or email me. Thanks

Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions by Stephen D. Brookfield
This text describes how student learn to apply critical thinking in their lives and what teachers can do to help them develop this ability. A common description is provided to allow discussions about this important learning outcome across the many disciplines found in an institution like Ferris State University. Although this book is not specifically about assessment, much of its content deals with how instructors can measure authentic critical thinking in their courses.
Teaching Unprepared Students: Strategies for Promoting Success and Retention in Higher Education by Kathleen F. Gabriel
This text provides many important insights concerning how we can better organize courses and explain our expectations to students from a variety of educational backgrounds. These practices may help us to reach more of our students and allow better engagement with the course materials.
The Graphic Syllabus and the Outcomes Map: Communicating Your Course by Linda B. Nilson
This book suggests many interesting and unique ways of communicating your syllabus material to the class. Noone ever said that all syllabi must be dusty and boring old Microsoft Word documents, after all.
Developing and Validating Multiple-Choice Test Items by Thomas M. Haladyna
This book is essential reading for all instructors that use selected-response assessments in their classes. There is a wealth of information here for creating, improving, and analyzing the results from our assignments in this book.
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