Category Archives: teaching

Enabling Usable Student Feedback

I have several frustrations with student evaluations of instruction: the questions or prompts are usually not very useful (such as, “were your assignments graded fairly?” Many student interpret this question as, “did you get the grades you wanted?”) there is … Continue reading

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Instrumentalism (imagine a circle/slash around that)

“Yet many teachers (and I suspect most) look upon their vocations as the imparting of a largely mechanical skill, important only because it serves students in getting them through school and in advancing them in their professions. [. . . … Continue reading

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