Monday, October 19, 2015

Miriam Burstein Responds (Indirectly) to Molly Worthen's Essay on Lecturing

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Burstein's post is titled "How to write an essay about teaching that will not be published in the NYT, Chronicle, IHE, or anywhere else."

From "The Little Professor" blog:

1) There are many pedagogical techniques.

2) These techniques vary in usefulness, depending on the discipline, class size, role in the major/GE program, level of instruction, content, classroom layout, time of day, available technology, instructor's skill set, the university/college environment, and student demographics.  

3) Depending on changes to any or all of these variables, these techniques may or may not work from one course to the next.  They may or may not even work across two sections of the identical course taught during the same semester/quarter.

4) Not all techniques are suited to all instructors.  

Read the rest here.