In their viral video Shift Happens, Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod describe the global, digital twenty-first century world as “exponential.” In other words, with connectivity, information, and global population growing exponentially, the world we live in has shifted drastically—and will continue to shift drastically in the near future. How can we prepare students for that?
Those looking for journals to read or conferences to attend on teaching and learning should consult two impressive lists curated by Thomas Pusateri at the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning at Kennesaw State University: Teaching Journals Directory and Teaching Conferences Directory. These “comprehensive” directories include more than 300 items each.
In The Courage to Teach, Parker J. Palmer shares the following anecdote: I once led a faculty workshop where the conversation had turned toward students, and many participants were complaining about […]
In a short editorial written in 1999, Ted Marchese observes: [T]he assessment movement, following 15 years of imprecation and mandate, has produced widely observed rituals of compliance on campus, but […]
When I say that the recent scholarship on teaching literature includes the most interesting and significant work currently going on in higher education, readers should know that I am (wildly!) […]
In Our Underachieving Colleges, Derek Bok relates the rather incredible story of how Eric Mazur, a Harvard physicist, discovered a serious but hidden problem with his teaching and, as a result, changed […]
If a person believes that College Could Be Better, not just marginally so, not just theoretically so, but substantially and actually better, if they believe that changes could actually be made that would result in students learning more and learning more deeply, then she or he is infected with the C2B2 virus or “the idea.”