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 Note: this list has not been peer-reviewed.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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Ilenia Colon Mendoza
College of Arts and Humanities Ilenia  Colon Mendoza As an educator I believe learning should be a pleasant and interactive activity; I see learning as an experience in and of itself. For the teaching process to be successful, it must be student centered. The first step in achieving a student-centered environment is to make students feel comfortable enough to expr...

William Safranek
College of Medicine William  Safranek I do not know if many educators formally construct their teaching philosophy before they walk into a classroom for the first time; I certainly did not when I started as an adjunct instructor at UCF in 1996 or when I became a full-time instructor in 2005. I am certain all educators think strongly about the kind o...

Premila Whitney
College of Rosen Premila   Whitney My pedagogical philosophy is the belief that adults learn best when they are able to actively participate in the learning process. I firmly believe everyone can learn more from each other than they can on their own. Because of this I practice active learning and strive to maintain an energetic, interactive, an...