College teaching needs to change. This doesn’t mean using a new fad technique. It doesn’t mean dumbing anything down to get “today’s students”. It does mean that professors need to adopt more of the approaches to teaching that Ken Bain identified in his must-read book, “What The Best College Teachers Do“. In this episode I describe one of the key ideas from the book and I show how they could be applied in two specific examples.
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- The must-read for all teachers: What The Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain.
- Another great read: Small Teaching by James Lang.
- And my final recommeded must-read, Dan Willingham’s Why Don’t Students Like School?
- How do you translate these ideas into the online world? Check out my critical thinking exercise.
- Here’s a brief video that shows how I put this exercise together.
- O’Brien, E. and Smith, R. (2018). Unconventional Consumption Methods and Enjoying Things Consumed: Recapturing the “First-Time” Experience. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, p.014616721877982.