resource packets are available at the TRC. Each packet includes a bibliography
of relevant sources. Not all of the resources listed in the bibliography
are included in the packet, but all are available in the TRC library.
This packet provides basic information and an introduction to Cooperative
Learning. The articles are listed from simple to more detailed.
Learning and Grading
This packet focuses on the issue of how to determine grades when students
work in groups. The articles discuss the pros and cons of assigning group
grades as opposed to individual ones.
These materials provide the basics of planning a course. They include
several readings on how to write a syllabus, how to teach a case, and
some Classroom Assessment Techniques (CAT).
This packet includes resources about "how to" promote critical
thinking in the classroom. There are some articles which address theoretical
issues. Several describe how to use cooperative learning to promote critical
This packet provides basic information about how to lead a successful
discussion. The articles address issues of how to get students to participate;
how to ask good questions; and how to start off on the right foot.
This packet contains both theoretical and practical articles about different
learning styles and how to accommodate them in your classroom.
These readings address issues in teaching adult learners, although some
do discuss other groups of non-traditional students. Among the issues
examined are learning styles, motivation, retention, and recruitment.
The readings in this packet give practical advice about teaching large
classes. Several articles focus on lecturing. Other issues addressed include,
how to conduct discussions in lecture courses and group work in large
These readings give the basics of how to construct a successful teaching