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Dr. L. Dee Fink: The Joy & Responsibility of Teaching Well

Document Type

Video File

Publication Date

Fall 2010


When we teach, our actions as teachers have the potential not only to fulfill our responsibility to students and society but also to give us the deep joy that comes when we do something important, well. There is growing evidence that although college-level teaching is extremely important in today's world, we are not doing a very good job of educating our students. In this presentation, Dr. Fink will examine our traditional responses—and suggest alternative responses—to four central issues of teaching: WHAT we teach, HOW we teach, how we GEAR UP as teachers, and WHO we are as educators. If we can re-think and revise our responses to these four issues in ways that improve student learning, we can experience the deep Joy that comes with doing something very important-WELL!