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Discipline-Specific Ideas

Some great advice about teaching is discipline-specific. This page provides links to resources that address teaching in the context of particular subject areas.


Resource Sites You Can Search By Subject

MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching

National Science Digital Library

MIT OpenCourseWare provides syllabus and resource ideas for numerous subjects)


Art/Design/Media Subject Centre

National Art Education Association

Alliance of Dance Notation Educators

Jazz Studies Online


Accounting (AAA faculty development site)

Beyond Grey Pinstripes Faculty Resources (left-hand navigation bar lists specific subjects)

Accounting:  Developing Professional Ethics Using Digital Cases

American Marketing Association Teaching Resources

Communication and Journalism

American Communication Association

Teaching Journalism in the Digital Age


English Subject Centre

Creative Writing: Teaching Theory & Pedagogy

Project MUSE: Pedagogy (selected issues)

American Association of Philosophy Teachers Teaching Links

Teach Philosophy 101

Resources for Teaching Ethics Across the Curriculum

Wabash Center for Teaching and Learning in Theology and Religion

Society of Biblical Literature Education Resources

American Academy of Religion


Institute for Law Teaching & Learning

Center for Excellence in Law Teaching

Barbara Glesner Fines, UMKC, Resources for Legal Education (includes ideas for group exercises, learning outcomes, student assessment, and links to articles on legal education)

Best Practices for Legal Education Blog

Roy Stuckey, Best Practices for Legal Education

Carnegie Report, Educating Lawyers (Executive Summary)

Jonathan Zittrain's Hack the Casebook Project (video explanation)

Social Sciences



Anthropology Teaching Activities (Smithsonian)

Experience Rich Anthropology Project (field data and analyses from 12 projects plus teachers' manual)



Economic Education Web

Economics Network Lecturer Resources

Just-In-Time Syllabus Page (Economics)



Peter J. Frederick, Four Reflections on Teaching History

John Foran, Teaching the Case Method:  Materials for a New Pedagogy

Laura Cruz, The Great War in the Classroom (teaching with simulation games)

Center for History and New Media

Reacting to the Past (Barnard)

Political Science

American Political Science Association, Teaching Political Science

Creating Simulations for Political Science Education

POLY-CY Teaching Resources


Society for the Teaching of Psychology


The SocioLog (Sociology)


STEM Subjects



National Center for Case Study Teaching in Science

Laboratory for Innovative Technology & Engineering Education, Case Studies

Classroom Assessment Techniques for STEM courses

Richard M. Felder & Rebecca Brent, Cooperative Learning in Technical Courses:  Procedures, Pitfalls & Payoffs

Understanding Science:  How Science Really Works ("Teachers' Lounge" for undergraduate education)

Reaching All Students:  A Resource for Teaching in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics


The Biology Project (problem sets and tutorials)



Chemistry:  Process-Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning

ConcepTests for use in Chemistry

Purdue University Chemical Education Resources


NEXT: Narratives supporting EXcellent Teaching (Engineering)

Project Kaleidoscope Teaching Resources

Marie Brown et al, Teaching for Retention in Science, Engineering, and Math Disciplines:  A Guide for Faculty

Geological Sciences


Science Education Resource Center (SERC), Bringing Research on Learning to the Geosciences

On the Cutting Edge, Professional Development for Geoscience Faculty (links to articles about teaching)

Digital Library for Earth System Education


The Math Forum @ Drexel University



Mazur Group (mostly Physics)

University of Washington Physics Education Group

Roger A. Freedman, Challenges in Teaching and Learning in Introductory Physics



Web Interface for Statistics Education

Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education