SVC Education Department Presents Author of 'Effective Teaching'

by Public Relations | Oct 21, 2011

Saint Vincent College Education Department, part of the School of Social Sciences, Communication, and Education, will present a lecture by Dr. Gary D. Borich, author of the textbook, Effective Teaching Methods, at 6:30 p.m. Monday, November 7 in the Performing Arts Center of the Robert S. Carey Student Center. Admission is free for this event sponsored by the Saint Vincent College Education and Equestrian Clubs.

An internationally-known authority on training and performance assessment, Dr. Borich is professor in the department of educational psychology and a Cissy McDaniel Parker Endowed Fellow in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin. He has authored 13 books on training and performance assessment, including Effective Teaching Methods and Performance Assessment.

Dr. Borich's other books include Observation Skills for Effective Teaching, Educational Assessment for the Elementary and Middle School Classroom, Clearly Outstanding: Making Each Day Count in Your Classroom, Becoming a Teacher: An Inquiring Dialogue for the Beginning Teacher, Educational Psychology: A Contemporary Approach, Educational Testing and Measurement iekand The Appraisal of Teaching: Concepts and Process.

He has also served as a performance training and assessment consultant to industry and education in the United States, China, Singapore, India, Germany, Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates. In addition he has experience as a participant in the Judges and Exhibitors School of a major international horse association and more than 25 years of experience in performance training and assessment to create a practical reference for the beginning rider and equestrian competitor.

He is a past member of the board of examiners of the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

Dr. Borich lives in Austin, Texas, with his wife, Kathy, and his children, Brandy and Damon. His interests include training and riding Arabian horses. He is also the author of An Illustrated Introduction to Classical Horsemanship.

The lecture will be preceded by a reception at 5:30 p.m. for Mr. Russell J. Edwards, instructor of education since 2005, who is retiring.

Further details are available by contacting Ms. Joan Roach at 724 805-2096 or