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ERIC Number: ED498959
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Building the Teaching Commons. Carnegie Perspectives
Hutchings, Pat; Huber, Mary Taylor
Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching
This essay posits the emergence of a "teaching commons"--a conceptual space in which communities of educators committed to inquiry and innovation come together to exchange ideas about teaching and learning and use them to meet the challenges of educating students. The October gathering of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, now in its second year, was established to bring together educators from different countries and disciplines to share scholarly work on teaching and learning in higher education. The purpose is also to discuss policy developments and initiatives that affect teaching in college and university classrooms around the world. The inaugural meeting of the group drew over 400 participants to Bloomington, Indiana, in 2004, and the 2005 event, in Vancouver, British Columbia, attracted 650 from fourteen countries, a wide range of fields, and diverse institutional types. The scholarship of teaching holds special promise for improving student learning because it works within the culture of academe, inviting faculty to bring their skills, values, and commitments as scholars to their work as teachers. It is a powerful idea, and one that the Carnegie Foundation--and scores of campuses and scholarly societies has worked hard to advance.
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, Menlo Park, CA.
Identifiers - Location: Canada; Indiana