Higher education is a very nice place to work because their is so much going on. Are we in a need for change? Yes! The sense of urgency to innovate isn’t felt by everyone. Yet anyone who thinks that a decade from now higher education will look much as it does today is sadly mistaken. (meer…)
Teaching is about more than just having a bunch of information to disseminate to the empty vessels- students- in front of you.
The concept behind reality pedagogy is that before teachers can teach anything, they must understand the realities of their students. (meer…)
When it comes to learning, we all know who should be in the driver’s seat: the learner. Ofcourse we need to build the capacity of our students to take the steering wheel and drive. Compared to learning to drive this metaphor is even more true. (meer…)
Disruptive moments in teaching are created by the growing appreciation for the porous boundaries between classroom and life experience. Our understanding of learning has grown at a rate that has outpaced our conception of teaching. (meer…)
Have you ever met an adult who doesn’t really love what he or she does? They seems to go through the motions in their job and everyday life. Have you ever spoken with someone who constantly complain, showing no passion for anything in the world? I’m sure that, like me, you have met those people. (meer…)
What do students need to know and be able to be successful? Content knowledge and problem solving gives you something to work with, but what else is important in life? It turns out there are a bunch of factors that universities seldom talk about, teach, or provide feedback on that are at least as important as academic skills. (meer…)
Is there such thing as the perfect lesson, semester, or school? No! Not any more than their can be a perfect song, picture or jeans. Every learner is different. Human beings; intelligent, forgetful, happy, enthusiastic, reflective, short-sighted and sometimes moody, who become your students for a certain time all have their own story. (meer…)