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ERIC Number: EJ1070627
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0748-8475
Teaching from Both Sides of the Desk
Nicastro, Nancy Hanna
Thought & Action, p57-68 Fall 2005
The author, who is an award winning college professor, is often asked about her philosophy of teaching. She reflects upon her own undergraduate experiences when she considers what makes an effective course. In this article, the author shares and discusses five principles of teaching that define her teaching philosophy: (1) Be approachable; (2) Use active learning methods and emphasize personal relevance; (3) Encourage primary source reading and critical thinking; (4) Challenge students both intellectually and personally; and (5) Teach from who you are.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A