Starting here

Teaching approaches

The challenge for week 1 was about introducing ourselves and thinking about our approaches to teaching using Apps (1991) metaphors. I found this interesting for two reasons. Firstly, I realised I use different approaches depending on the student’s level (I think I may garden more with the first years and act as a guide for MSc students) and depending on the content (I probably fill buckets with anatomy knowledge but challenge assumptions in ethics). I see myself using many of these approaches and would like to think I was a Lamplighter; Gardener; Bucket filler; Challenger; Travel Guide; Artist; Applied Scientist and Craftsperson at different times in my teaching. The second thing I asked myself is: Do my students perceive me my approaches in the same way? It has made me think differently in my teaching all this week….

References

Apps, J. (1991) Mastering the Teaching of Adults, FL: Krieger.

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