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Teaching what you don't know

Author: Therese Huston
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Harvard University Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Everyone in academia knows it and no one likes to admit it: faculty often have to teach courses in areas they don't know very well. The challenges are even greater when students don't share your cultural background, lifestyle, or assumptions about how to behave in a classroom. In this practical and funny book, an experienced teaching consultant offers many creative strategies for dealing with typical problems.  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Therese Huston
ISBN: 9780674035805 0674035801 9780674066175 0674066170 9780674054028 0674054024
OCLC Number: 806492013
Notes: Originally published: 2009.
Awards: Short-listed for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2009
Runner-up for ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award: Education 2009
Description: 314 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: The growing challenge --
Why it's better than it seems --
Getting ready --
Teaching and surviving --
Thinking in class --
Teaching students you don't understand --
Getting better --
Advice for administrators.
Responsibility: Therese Huston.

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Moving behind the reassuring public image of professorial expertise, Huston exposes a growing but still largely hidden academic reality: university teachers--sometimes even full professors--teaching Read more...

 
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