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 Note: this list has not been peer-reviewed.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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Paul Desmarais
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Josh Colwell
College of Sciences Josh  Colwell I joined UCF after 17 years at the University of Colorado, Boulder, where I was a Research Scientist. There, I took every opportunity to teach, though teaching was outside my normal duties. My love of teaching was my primary motivation for moving to UCF. My emphasis is on the fundamental concepts rather than...

Karen Mottarella
College of Sciences Karen Mottarella Carl Rogers' Humanistic model inspires my teaching philosophy. The university classroom provides the perfect environment for students to develop their potential to grow positively. The university classroom is also a perfect forum to challenge and expand world views and views of "self." The opportunity for student...