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GEDI Contemporary Pedagogy Spring 2014

Talk about Integrity…

So. I really REALLY believe in academic and personal integrity. Which means citing your sources, so your readers, if they are interested, can explore and decide for themselves instead of just being spoon-fed your interpretation. This is why tonight’s GEDI discussion about Parker Palmer’s article (link here) truly annoyed me. We were discussing the ethics of a medical case based…

Weimar’s Principles

Weimar posits three principles to set the stage for student (or, at a basic level, human) development. These principles are 1. It’s About Who Is Responsible for What in the Teaching-Learning Process What is the faculty responsible for, and what is the student responsible for? It is a simple yet profound question. You can be the greatest teacher in the…

Higher Education Imploding?

While browsing the ‘nets, I found a letter to the editor about Radford University’s recent expansion of university construction.¬†I also found this article from the NYT¬†discussinging the role of academics in society. When looking at the two links, I found myself thinking about my own potential future as an academic. Both seem to call for more respect and recognition of…