Many teachers first read the scholarship on teaching and learning when someone they respect and trust recommends a book or an article. Recommending a good and fitting reading is an act of generosity and possibility. This has certainly been the case for me.
This short document on “New Pedagogies in Higher Education” (PDF)* put together by L. Dee Fink,** Mary Allen, and Patricia Iannuzz introduces and overviews “seven sets of new pedagogies.” I […]
To hear it from some, we’re in the midst of the grammar apocalypse. It’s not just that students can’t write well. It’s that they can’t even put coherent sentences together. […]
The faculty at a school I’m familiar with recently voted to change their scale for reporting final grades. They went from one that uses just letters (A, B, C, D, F) to […]
This online Annotated Bibliography on Literature Pedagogy put together by Laura L. Runge should prove useful for those interested in scouting out readings on teaching and learning beyond the ones on our reading lists. Going […]
Most people would have to agree that what computers can do is pretty impressive. More importantly for those trying to save money, using computers to grade student essays in high-stakes […]
Mike Rose’s recent opinion piece hits the nail on the head, clearly and succinctly: “Time to Help College Professors Be Better Teachers” (The Christian Science Monitor, March 22, 2013). Mike Rose is one of […]