Tag Archives: learning

Form and function in teaching

By | December 5, 2015

https://medium.com/synapse/form-and-function-in-teaching-375025f27729 I’ve recently published in The Synapse collection on Medium this brief column on a controversy recently emerging on another blog about the “right way to teach” and its relationships to power. You might find it interesting.

Stories in research – Two parts in search of a message

By | May 4, 2015

In response to an interesting piece called “The Danger of a Single Student Story” published in Medium by Shawn White, I offered an extended comment dealing with the importance of stories in research. This follows up on and relates to another article I published in the LinkedIn Pulse blog, called “Research is Hardwired“, in which I contended that… Read More »

Statements of teaching philosophy

By | September 24, 2014

In another one of the endless series of interesting LinkedIn discussions, the question arose about statements of teaching philosophy. These are frequently required in applications particularly for adjunct faculty. The degree to which they are read and understood by those hiring the faculty is not clear, but they are part of the ritual process. The question specifically was… Read More »