Just-in-Time Teaching in Sociology or How I Convinced My Students to Actually Read the Textbook
The article presents information on a teaching methodology of making students read their assign task. According to the author, students simply were not bothering to read the basic version of the introductory survey textbook that were assigned to them. The author carefully choose readings that would enhance student learning, active engagement with the material, and critical thinking. The author carefully choose readings that would enhance student learning, active engagement with the material, and critical thinking. Second, he had to find an instructional method that would motivate students to actually read the material. Colleagues at Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis had developed a method of blending active learning with Web technology that they labeled Just-in-Time Teaching. The strategy of Just-in-Time (JIT) teaching involves giving students Web-based assignments that must be completed no later than two hours prior to the start of the class. The instructor then uses the two hours prior to the start of class to assess and grade the students' work and to incorporate students' responses into the class presentation for the day.
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Jay R. Howard. "Just-in-Time Teaching in Sociology or How I Convinced My Students to Actually Read the Textbook" Teaching Sociology 32.4 (2004): 385-390.