28 Dec '12, 8am

Totally relate to @whoismarkteh 's post about learning and teaching. Some small thoughts of my own on that.

As an educator myself, I related to this piece by Mark Teh who in his resolution for 2013, touched on issues of learning and teaching. I found myself nodding in agreement to most of the words in the piece and there are so many quotable quotes from his note that I could extract as examples of a view that we share. Here's one: Teaching is probably the most political thing I’ve ever done – it's about facilitating ways of seeing and thinking, and what could be more political than that? Writing a syllabus or a course outline is not dissimilar to writing a manifesto. Every decision, from which examples to show in class, what words to use during consultation sessions, what take-away messages to imbue in lectures and even what jokes to crack, is loaded with meaning. It is a representation of my ideals and values which I am modelling for my students and more than simply the "what",...

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