This is the "Curriculum Resources" page of the "Effective Teaching - Social Science" guide.
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Resources & Information for Graduate Teaching Assistants. Click on the various links to access library resources plus reliable, relevant websites.
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Curriculum Sharing

  • Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO)
    (Library Database) Content from 1991 - Current. Resource for theory and research in international affairs. CIAO is also widely-recognized source for teaching materials including original case studies written by leading international affairs experts, course packs of background readings for history and political science classes, etc.
  • Issues & Controversies
    This Library Database provides a concise and thoroughly researched summary of issues and controversies in today's news, including historical background on the issues and a synopsis of all sides of the debate. It also includes tools for the educator. These tools are geared toward the high school teacher, however parts, such as assessment of student speeches, are helpful.
  • MERLOT: Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching
    Peer reviewed teaching & learning materials from across academic disciplines


This guide is intended to direct graduate teaching assistants (GTAs) to resources - both library resources and open access - on Instruction in the Social Sciences, and Education at an institution of higher education.

For GTAs who would like an academic career, the perspective of the guide is that of the faculty member who must remain current and contribute in the areas of teaching, scholarship and service. The tabs on Promotion & Tenure and Governance are included in order to provide that additional context.



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Teaching research methods in the social sciences - Mark Garner
Call Number: H62 .T286 2009 (Library North, floor 5)

Classroom assessment techniques: a handbook for college teachers - Thomas A. Angelo
Call Number: LB2822.75 .A54 1993 (Library North, floor 4)

Designing courses for higher education - Susan Toohey
Call Number: LB2361 .T56 1999 (Library North, floor 4)

Encyclopedia of Research Design - Salkind, Neil J., et al.
Call Number: Website (Sage Reference)
This is a collection of entries written by scholars in the field of research design, the discipline of how to plan and conduct empirical research, including the use of both quantitative and qualitative methods.

Tools for teaching - Barbara Gross Davis
Call Number: LB2331 .D37 2001 (Library North, floor 4)

What the best college teachers do - Ken Bain
Call Number: LB2331 .B34 2004 (Library North, floor 4)


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