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Palgrave Macmillan

Teaching Excellence in Higher Education

ISBN 9781137379450
Publication Date December 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

In this volume, the culmination of a lifetime's work as an educator, Marshall Gregory lays out a pedagogical theory and ethical vision for teaching. He argues that teachers across the arts and sciences can reach for teaching excellence by relying on more than good will, good intentions, sincerity, enthusiasm, and trial and error. They can think, individually and collectively, about the educable capacities of the students they teach and about the ultimate aim of their teaching: not to merely impart information or train their students in a discipline, but to develop their students' abilities for thought, reflection, questioning, and engagement to their fullest extent. Drawing on over forty-five years of teaching and thirty-five years of training teachers to think about pedagogy, Gregory speaks to any teacher wanting to more fully ground the what of teaching in the how and why.

Marshall Gregory was the Harry Ice Professor of English, Liberal Education, and Pedagogy at Butler University, USA. Melissa Gregory is Associate Professor of English at the University of Toledo, USA.

1. Good Teaching and Educational Vision: Not the Same Thing as Disciplinary Expertise
2. Forgetting, Learning, and Living: How Education Makes a Difference Even Though We Forget Most of What We Learn
3. The Dynamics of Desire in Everyday Classrooms
4. Ethical Pedagogy
5. From Shakespeare on the Page to Shakespeare on the Stage: What I Learned about Teaching in Acting Class
6. Love? What's Love Got To Do With It?
7. Developing Your Own Philosophy of Education: Principles, not Personalities
8. What is Teaching, after All?
9. Teacherly Ethos Revisited


"Teaching Excellence in Higher Education . . . expands and renews our immediate experience of this crucial dimension of the profession, whatever that immediate experience has been." - Walter L. Reed, William R. Kenan, Jr. University Professor, Emory University, USA
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