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ERIC Number: EJ1067360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jul
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1368-4868
Metaphor for Teaching: Good Teaching Is Like Good Sex
Delgado, Teresa
Teaching Theology & Religion, v18 n3 p224-232 Jul 2015
Based on a real teaching experience in the classroom, the author reflects on the dynamics of gender, race/ethnicity, power, and privilege in the context of an undergraduate course in Christian sexual ethics. Through this analysis of pedagogical style and process initiated by a challenging moment at the midpoint of the semester, the author develops ten guiding principles for good teaching, using the metaphor that "good teaching is like good sex," which emphasize the necessary elements and outcomes of a positive learning environment: intimacy, flexibility, creativity, satisfaction, care and attentiveness, vulnerability, fun and playfulness, reciprocity, full engagement, and risk-taking. This experience provided the foundation for planning and assessment for the author's courses since.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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