Help Students Do Meaningful Work | A Conversation with Sherry Lee Linkon

I so enjoyed talking with Dr. Sherry Lee Linkon, Professor of English and Director of the Writing Program at Georgetown University, about her book, Literary Learning: Teaching the English Major (Indiana University Press, 2011). While our conversation will be especially relevant to those who teach literature, we discussed a range of broader pedagogical questions–including about the nature of expertise, the importance of scaffolding with both structure and flexibility, the need for teachers to read and apply the scholarship on teaching and learning, and the power of having students do meaningful, public-facing work.

Thoughts? Please Comment . . .

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s