By Richard Felder
Teaching and Learning STEM
offers a collection of practical, research-based strategies for designing and teaching courses as well as assessing students' learning. The strategics outlined can easily be implemented in an established or new course. Topics covered include getting courses off to a good start; actively engaging students in class, no matter how large the class is; helping students acquire basic knowledge, conceptual understanding, and skills in problem solving, communication, creative and critical thinking, high-performance teamwork and self-directed learning; and making effective use of technology in face-to-face, online, and hybrid courses, including flipped classrooms. The authors also summarize findings from modern neuroscience and their implications for teaching, as well as offer insight into what diverse students think about their educational experiences.