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 Note: this list has not been peer-reviewed.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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Ernest Smith
College of Arts and Sciences Ernest  Smith When I began my full-time teaching career, the first text I taught was from Paulo Freire's Pedagogy of the Oppressed, where the Brazilian educator contrasts "problem-posing education" and "the banking concept of education." According to Freire, the key to education is dialogic learning, rather than the one direct...

Matthew Bryan
College of Arts & Humanities Matthew    Bryan Students often tell me--openly, and sometimes proudly--that they hate writing. I like these students a lot. They talk about writing as though it's something they just cannot do, as if writing were a talent like being able to wiggle your ears or lick your elbow. Sometimes they tell quieter, sadder stories, too, sto...

Patricia Angley
College of Arts and Humanities Patricia    Angley Interaction with my students motivates me to find different and innovative classroom techniques, methods, and challenges to keep them engaged with their learning. I try to listen to them, hear what they know and don't know so that we can make meaning together as we read and interpret diverse and difficult text...