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Korpan, Cynthia – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2014
In this paper, I propose a renewed look at how teaching assistants (TAs) are being prepared to fulfill their duties in higher education. I argue that the apprenticeship model of learning that is currently in use be replaced by the more holistic workplace learning approach. Workplace learning theories take into consideration the complexity of the…
Descriptors: Teaching Assistants, Higher Education, Holistic Approach, Apprenticeships
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Newton, Janice – Collected Essays on Learning and Teaching, 2009
If a liberal arts education should prepare our students to participate in a meaningful way in democracy, what does that mean for how we design our courses across disciplines? In this paper, I first address the question: who should teach democratic skills? Using an upper-level course in Canadian politics, I then illustrate how to explicitly…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Curriculum Design, Interdisciplinary Approach