Moving Beyond Pedagogical Triage in the Covid-19 Era In the last few months teachers around the world at all levels of education have been presented an unprecedented challenge. Facing the possibility of losing an entire generation of students, they had to switch from face-to-face to on-line instruction in mid-semester without...Read More
Because students matter . . .
Because what we do in our courses matters . . .
Because the university is not an ivory tower . . .
Teaching badly is no longer an ethical alternative. Students arrive at institutions of higher education in desperate need of our help in finding a place in the world and in better understanding how to navigate their personal and public roles. The societies we inhabit need workers and citizens with a rich understanding of the world around them. And our classrooms have become a central location for the war against inequality which is spreading across the globe.
More than ever before, the tools that we need to achieve these goals are available to us. For the last two decades I have had the good fortune to be part of a marvelous conversation about how to make higher education a place where the needs of our students and our societies are at last truly met. In this blog I would like to pass on some of what I have learned and to make a space for your thoughts as well. Please join in this great endeavor
In higher education, as in so many other areas of our lives, the COVID-19 virus has turned the world upside down. At least in the short term the impossible has become the ordinary. The sudden, world-wide switch to distance learning is unprecedented in the history of instruction. Teachers, who had...Read More
[For some time two concerns have hovered in the back of my consciousness: the total inability of contemporary culture to generate visions of a positive future and the absence of any practical plan within the community of scholars of teaching and learning to actually bring about the kind of revolution...Read More