Review From User :
I've been dipping in and out of this book all summer, and it's one of the best teaching resources I've ever read. John Bean has been a college English professor for 40 plus years, and he draws from a wide range of research on teaching, motivation, and cognitive learning strategies to ground his book. What results is an eminently practical, comprehensive discussion of ways to integrate writing (and by extension, active learning) into one's course. I especially like his idea of "microthemes," brief writing assignments to help students write analytically about texts. I also appreciated that Bean's approaches are designed to help professors who teach introductory courses or courses with large enrollments. I've only had the book a few months, and already it's dog-eared and madly colored with page flags. An excellent resource.
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