Books About Teaching

Pedagogy - Not Discipline Specific

These books are good primers for teaching in the higher education setting, regardless of your discipline:

  • McKeachie, W. J., Svinicki, M. D., & Hofer, B. K. (2006). McKeachie's teaching tips: Strategies, research, and theory for college and university teachers. College teaching series. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.
  • Davis, B. G. (1993). Tools for teaching. The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

This list of other pedagogy books provides further reading for teaching in general. Many of these books are available in the UCF library.

Pedagogy - Discipline Specific

This list provides selected titles of books for teaching in specific disciplines. Note: this list has not been peer-reviewed.

Books in the Faculty Center Library

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Ann Miller
College of Sciences Ann Miller My goals in the classes I teach are for students to not only develop foundational knowledge and skills in the topic area but also to develop enthusiasm about the subject, learn about themselves, and learn how to learn. Although these goals may be reached in different ways depending on the semester and the course,...

Drew Lanier
College of Sciences Drew    Lanier Students retain more of course material when they are active learners. Employing a mixture of lecture and the Socratic Method allows me to both communicate the course's basic concepts and ideas and assess students' comprehension of the material. Students will retain more of the course material if it is relev...

Kristen Schellhase
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