All instructors at BC were invited to join our fall pedagogy reading group discussing Parker Palmer’s foundational entry into the wisdom tradition of teaching, The Courage to Teach. The group met four times in late September through October, on dates determined by participant availability. Meetings were informal and meant to provide an opportunity for communal reflection on Palmer’s invitation for teachers to attend to the intellectual, emotional, and spiritual resources that make teaching and learning possible. The group explored the joys and sorrows of teaching, and considered what it means to “teach ourselves” in every class. Participants who committed to attending all four meetings received a copy of the book.
Pedagogy Reading Groups
The CTE organizes occasional reading groups open to faculty and graduate students interested in delving into a particular author’s work or into a timely pedagogical text. Meetings are informal and are meant to provide an opportunity to share reactions, questions, and thoughts about how to implement the principles introduced in the reading.
Facilitated by CTE staff, these groups provide instructors the opportunity to connect across disciplines about a range of teaching topics. Past participants have mentioned “the diversity of the group - in terms of field, experience, and class type” and the “free-form conversation” as some of the benefits of the program.
Fall 2019 Pedagogy Reading Group
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