oCUBE Recommends...

One of the best things about a community is finding out about things that are Good and Useful. One feature of the annual UnConference is the lending library - a table where oCUBEans put out books, papers, pamphlets, etc., that they think are really cool or useful, and think that fellow oCUBEans might find of interest. Here's a compilation of what's been recommended the past few years. 

  • Ambrose et al. How Learning Works - Seven Research Based Principles for Smart Teaching
  • Ariely D. The (Honest) Truth about Dishonesty
  • Ariely D. Predictably Irrational
  • Barkley, Major, Cross Collaborative Learning Techniques 
  • Bean J. Engaging Ideas
  • Bungay Stainer M. Do More Great Work
  • Brown, Roediger, McDaniel – Make it Stick
  • Cain S. Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World that Can’t Stop Talking
  • Clark RP. Writing ToolsDweck CS. Mindset
  • Dirks, Wenderoth, Withers Assessment in the College Classroom
  • Green Guide #9 Leading Effective Discussions
  • Fink D. Creating significant Learning Experiences
  • Finkel. Teaching with Your Mouth Shut
  • Kuh et al. Using Evidence of Student Learning to Improve Higher Education
  • Levitin DJ. The Organized Mind
  • McGonigal K. The Willpower Instinct
  • How People Learn
  • Nilson L. Teaching at Its Best.
  • Nilson L. Specifications Grading
  • Nilson L. Creating Self-Regulated Learners
  • Reif. Applying Cognitive Science to Education
  • Salzberg S. Real Happiness at Work
  • Weimer M. Learner-centered Teaching
  • New Directions for Teaching & Learning: Team-based learning
  • Doyle & Zakrajsek The New Science of Learning
  • Archibald J One plus One equals One
  • DesJardins Environmental Ethics: and introduction to environmental philosophy
  • Cote & Allahar Lowering Higher Education: the Rise of Corporate Universities and the Fall of Liberal Education
  • Entwistle N. Teaching for Understanding at University
  • Bain K. What the Best College Teachers Do
  • Kahneman D. Thinking Fast and Slow
Papers/Blog Posts:
  • Developing Students' Learning Philosophies
  • Kabasenche WP. 2014. The ethics of teaching science and this: a collaborative proposal JMBE
  • The Chronicle of Higher Education: A Guide to the Flipped Classroom
  • Coil D, Wenderoth MP, Cunningham M, Dirks C. Teaching the process of science: faculty perceptions and effective methodology
  • Eddy SL & Hogan KA. 2014. Getting under the hood: how and for whom does increasing course structure work. CBE - Life Sciences.
  • Hoskins S, Lopatto D, Stevens LM. 2011. The CREAT approach to primary literature shifts undergraduates' self-assessed ability to read and analyze journal articles, attitudes about science, and epistemological beliefs. CBE- Life Sciences Education. 
  • Schinkse J and Tanner K. 2014 Teaching more by grading less (or differently) CBE- Life Sciences Education
  • Tanner K. 2012. Promoting student metacognition
  • Coley JD and Tanner KD 2012. Common origins of diverse misconceptions: cognitive principles and the development of biology thinking