Teaching and Learning

Teaching and Learning
Jul 23, 2014
The U.S. Education Department opens the door to more tests with competency-based education, which could help set a new regulatory framework. 

Booklets

"The Evolving Curriculum -- Measuring Effectiveness of Change" is a compilation of articles and essays on efforts to reshape what and how colleges teach at a time of increased concern about how much students learn. The news and opinion articles -- collected in a print-on-demand booklet -- surveys the landscape of curricular development and learning assessment, examining trends and highlighting best practices.

Download the booklet here.

This booklet is part of a series of such compilations that Inside Higher Ed is publishing on a range of topics.

On June 26, Inside Higher Ed Editors Scott Jaschik and Doug Lederman discussed the topics raised in the booklet's articles and answered questions in a free webinar. To view the webinar, please click here.

This booklet was made possible in part through the advertising support of the Educational Testing Service (ETS).

Archive

August 8, 2013

It its industrial approach to efficiency, competency-based education shortchanges less-affluent student and contributes to stratification, Amy Slaton writes.

August 7, 2013

Law education has been a bit beleaguered lately. A new book shows what's still right about legal education and where it needs to go.

August 6, 2013

In teaching, it's ultimately about the ability of a professor to make a personal, intellectual connection and force a student to think some more, writes Brent Chesley.

August 5, 2013

Politicians who marginalize the humanities forget the values that created the United States, and imperil its civil society, write Carol Geary Schneider and David Townsend.

August 1, 2013

After investigation of professor accused of promoting religious views in a science course, Ball State U.'s president says intelligent design shouldn't be taught in such classes.

July 22, 2013

Carl Weinberg was one of the Indiana professors who used Howard Zinn's work. He writes of finding out that his curricular choices were subject of angry e-mail by his then-governor.

July 18, 2013

San Jose State's experiment with MOOC provider attracted enormous attention when it was launched. But students didn't do as well as they did in traditional classes.

July 16, 2013

Amid newsroom cutbacks and a rapidly changing media landscape, journalism schools are trying to find ways to adapt. USC is crunching a two-year master's into nine months. At Columbia, the concentration requirement will be eliminated.

July 12, 2013

It's not just what we teach, writes Kim A. Wilcox, but how we convey the passion of the process.

July 11, 2013

Scott L. Newstok writes that it's time for skeptics of massive distance education to define what they value in the classroom.

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