The Role of Class Discussion in the Learning-Centered Classroom
Sixth K. Patricia Cross Paper to be Released at League for Innovation Conference
PHOENIX, AZ - January 28, 2002- The League for Innovation in the Community College will release The Role of Class Discussion in the Learning-Centered Classroom, the sixth in the annual Cross Papers series by K. Patricia Cross, at the 2002 Innovations Conference, March 17 - 20, 2002, Boston Marriott Copley Place. In The Role of Class Discussion in the Learning-Centered Classroom, Cross defines and describes successful discussion techniques and provides tips for faculty who want to make their class discussions more learning centered and productive.
As she describes a variety of discussion methods, Cross acknowledges that instead of trivializing learning, class discussion can offer powerful experiences that put the student in an active learning mode. As usual, she intertwines theory and practice in a well-researched, practical monograph that is especially useful for faculty.
"The Cross Papers are highly anticipated by Innovations attendees," explains Cynthia Wilson, Vice President, Publications and Research, League for Innovation, "In the sixth paper, Pat Cross offers strategies for creating classrooms that are more learning-centered, a very timely contribution given higher education's current focus on learning."
K. Patricia Cross is Professor of Higher Education, Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley, and Senior League Fellow at the League for Innovation in the Community College. Cross has had a varied and distinguished career as a university administrator, researcher, and teacher.
The Cross Papers, published by the League
for Innovation in the Community College, are generously sponsored by The
Educational Testing Service (ETS). ETS is the world's premier educational
testing organization and a leader in educational measurement research.
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About The League for Innovation in the Community College
The League for Innovation in the Community College is an international organization dedicated to catalyzing the community college movement. Nineteen CEOs from some of the most influential, resourceful, and dynamic community colleges and districts in the world comprise the League's board of directors, and more than 750 institutions from 10 different countries are members. In addition, the League partners with more than 100 leading corporations, and works with a host of other nonprofit foundations and government agencies. With this innovative core of directors, members, partners, and collaborators, the League hosts conferences and institutes, develops Web resources, conducts research, produces publications, provides services, and leads projects and initiatives in a continuing effort to make a positive difference for students and communities. For more information on the League's award-winning programs, publications, and services, visit www.league.org.
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