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ERIC Number: ED450378
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Pages: 10
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When the Professor Is Wrong: Students Helping Teachers To Learn.
Browning, Judith
This paper recounts a difficult and valuable lesson in one educator's teaching career--when her students helped her to see a central flaw in her approach to the texts in a course entitled "Women in Literature." The paper first gives some background about the educator's preconceptions when she developed the material for the "Women in Literature" course, and how she envisioned the course as an application of the heroic journey pattern (such as in "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" and "Paradise Lost"). It then states that the students noticed that there were more variations than similarities to the literature the class was reading, and that the selections did not fit the heroic journey pattern. The paper focuses on how the selections for the course differed from the heroic journey model, citing three major distinctions. It explains that, as a result of this class, the educator has at least one creative assignment every semester, and she builds into the paper topics an option by which students can intersect with the work. (NKA)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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