Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Telling Is Not Teaching - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week

Telling Is Not Teaching - Walt Gardner's Reality Check - Education Week:

 "From time to time, college professors weigh in on ways to improve public schools. It always amazes me that their views are taken so seriously. I say that because what passes for sound pedagogy in higher education in all likelihood would be a total flop in K-12 classrooms.

The latest evidence for my skepticism is a piece written by Gary Gutting, a professor at Notre Dame University ("Who Should Teach Our Children?" The New York Times, Jun. 7). He maintains that "a high level of intelligence, enthusiasm for ideas and an ability to communicate" assure effective instruction. His reason is that the best professors possess these characteristics."
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