EDU 6418: Integrated Practices in the Content Area

Books in the Main Stacks

Our catalog includes many books you can borrow on teaching in the content areas. Here are a few searches to get you started.

Active learning
Classroom management
Content area reading
Cognitive learning
Experiential learning
Effective teaching
English language—study and teaching
Learning, psychology of
Mathematics—study and teaching
Science—study and teaching
Social sciences—study and teaching
You can also search many of these terms as keywords combined with other terms, such as “diverse learners” and learning or “language arts” and teaching.

Citing Your Resources

Doing ethical research means citing sources. It is critical to credit writers for their work and their contributions to your research. To not do so is unethical and leads to plagiarism - unintentionally or not. Here are some sources to help you cite properly and to avoid the problem of plagiarism.

  • Citation of Sources
    This lists citation engines which help you create proper citations as well as providing information on different citation styles.
  • Tips on avoiding plagiarism
  • Turnitin
    Turnitin is a service that faculty and students use to detect and avoid plagiarism in their writing.
  • NoodleBib
    NoodleBib is an online resource that will help you format MLA and APA bibliographies, exporting them directly to your word processing program.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Farenga, S., & Ness, D. (Eds.). (2005). Encyclopedia of education and human development. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Edited by members of Dowling’s faculty, this three-volume set gathers essays on a variety of education-related topics in one place. Essays are arranged by topics, such as: “Instruction,” “Assessment, and Philosophy of Education,” “Issues and Trends in Subject Matter Knowledge” and the section “Educational Issues Concerning Diverse Populations.”
Consult the index for specific topics or issues.
Reference LB15 .E473 2005

Guthrie, J.W. (Ed.). (2005). Encyclopedia of education, 2nd ed. New York: Macmillan Reference USA.
Over 850 articles, including entries on learning and instruction, educational theory, assessment, and more. Consult the index to locate specific topics or issues.
Reference LB15 .E47 2003 v. 1–8

Kincheloe, J.L., & Weil, D. (Eds.). (2004). Critical thinking and learning: An encyclopedia for parents and teachers. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
These essays explore critical thinking from a variety of angles and analyze the implication of these new perspectives on classroom practice. Essays of interest can be found in the following sections: “Educational Psychology,” “Educational Relevance,” “Empowerment, and Teaching & Learning.”
Reference LB1590.3 .C735 2004

Leicester, M., et al. (Eds.). (2000). Education, culture, and values. New York: Falmer Press.
Each of these six volumes focuses on a particular aspect of education as it relates to our values and culture. These writings offer “diverse and challenging opinions about current educational concerns.” The following volumes may be of interest to students in this class: “Volume I: Systems of Education: Theories, Policies, and Implicit Values;” “Volume 2: Instructional Issues: Pupils, Schools, and Teacher Education;” and “Volume III: Classroom Issues: Practice, Pedagogy, & Curriculum.”
Reference LB17 .E24 2000

Leonard, D.C. (2002). Learning theories A to Z. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.
A dictionary-style reference book providing definitions of “over 500 terms related to learning theories and environments.” A good place to look for a brief summary of a particular theory. An annotated bibliography of selected books and articles is included.
‘’‘ Reference LB15 .L4659′’‘

Turkington, C., & Harris, J.R. (Eds.) (2001). The encyclopedia of learning disabilities. New York: Facts on File, Inc.
This volume includes over 600 entries defining various learning disabilities and related legal issues/legislation, assessment techniques, and assistive technologies. Indexed.
Reference LB 4704.5.T86 2001

Handbooks and Guides

Mowrer, R.R., & Klein, S.B. (Eds.). (2001). Handbook of contemporary learning theories. Mahwah, N.J.: L. Erlbaum Associates.
This volume includes 14, in-depth essays, written by scholars and educators, on various learning theories. Each essay includes a substantial list of references. Indexed.
Reference LB 1060 .H3457 2001



You can browse the following titles for current information in the field:

Language Arts
Reading & Writing Quarterly
Science and Children
Social Studies and the Young Learner
Teaching Children Mathematics

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