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January 1, 2020

Required Pedagogy

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Colleen Flaherty, Inside Higher Ed

Online conversation shines a spotlight on graduate programs that teach students how to teach — and those programs that don’t.   And of course many Ph.D.s do still want, and snag, part- or full-time professorships across a variety of institution types. Yet graduate education has historically treated this fact a kind of inconvenient truth, overlooking or flat out ignoring students’ need for pedagogical training. That’s explicit pedagogical training, not the sink-or-swim method adopted by so many programs that throw their graduate student instructors into teaching undergraduates with no real preparation.

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