To Teach Is to Invite Students into a Relationship with What Is Being Learned

In To Know as We Are Known: Education as a Spiritual Journey, Parker Palmer proposes a relational epistemology and a contemplative pedagogy. He advocates ways of teaching marked by community, silence, solitude, dialogue, listening, humility, affect, hospitality, the slow practice of contemplative reading (lectio divina), and love.

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Infographic: Grow the 8%

“It has been well documented that colleges and universities are substantially failing to effectively educate students.” Meanwhile, research and theory on what actually works “flourish in the scholarship on teaching and learning. . .” (The Manifesto). College teachers can make a difference when they engage with this scholarship. Unfortunately, too few do. To encourage changing that, we present our infographic: “Grow the 8%.” 

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