Contradictions in How We Think about Teaching

The discussion began about a year ago – something those of us who teach in higher ed have been aware of for some time.  Having a doctorate in a subject, or being a subject matter expert, does not mean that individual can teach.  Oh, there are many who can be riveting – who have the charisma or natural storytelling techniques that can engage a classroom.  Pedagogy, or the technology of teaching, was not something required while getting a research degree.  Happy to see articles like this.  From Faculty Focus.

 

 

It’s perplexing how we are committed to data but unwilling to act on it. How we can love learning, but step away when confronted with pedagogical knowledge.

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