The Spark of Learning
Sarah Rose Cavanagh
West Virginia University Press is pleased to announce Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, a new series edited by James M. Lang.
Teaching and Learning in Higher Education will feature compact, practical books about how to teach at the college level. Series books will be attentive to challenges and opportunities related to new technologies and will incorporate the latest insights from the burgeoning field of cognitive science to impart perspectives on how students actually learn. Emphasizing the importance of “books written by human beings,” the series promises to provide a welcome antidote to jargon-heavy prose more typical of books about higher education. All books in the series will have a solid theoretical foundation in the learning sciences, offer practical strategies to working faculty, and provide guidance for further reading and study.
The series seeks to publish books on a number of broad topics, including teaching in flipped classroom environments, writing instruction in the digital age, large-class learning, and the role of emotions in motivating student learning.
James M. Lang is professor of English and the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence at Assumption College. He writes a monthly column on teaching for the Chronicle of Higher Education and is the author of several books, including Cheating Lessons: Learning from Academic Dishonesty (Harvard); On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching (Harvard); and Life on the Tenure Track: Lessons from the First Year (Johns Hopkins). He is a member of the Fulbright Senior Specialist roster in higher education.
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Authors interested in submitting proposals for consideration should contact series editor James M. Lang at firstname.lastname@example.org or Derek Krissoff at West Virginia University Press at email@example.com.