Surely everyone would like to be an inspiring teacher. Why wouldn’t you? We all remember the lasting impression a good teacher could make on us during our own education. And most of us also remember teachers who stifled our interest in their subject, while seemingly wasting endless hours of our time. So what kind of university teacher will you be? Is it primarily a question of having charisma, intellectual prowess and command of language? Certainly not! Anyone can become an excellent teacher. It’s just a matter of having the commitment and taking the time to learn how. Indeed, it makes sense to learn how, since as a university teacher you will be under pressure to achieve good results for your student cohorts, whatever your subject matter or the diversity of your students. And the surest way of getting good results is to make your students’ learning experience fascinating and deeply satisfying. This final chapter pulls together the central themes of the book to show how they provide a basis for an approach to teaching that will consistently draw the best out of your students.
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