"Taking Pedagogy Seriously" with David Gooblar


Monday, May 9, 2022, 3:30pm to 5:00pm


Emerson Hall 101; Reception to follow in Robinson Hall

Portrait of David GooblarWhen faculty think about our teaching, we too often think about what we’re teaching without paying enough attention to how we’re teaching. While the content we want our students to learn is certainly important, we do ourselves, our students, and the practice of teaching a disservice when we think of teaching primarily as the dissemination of information. Teaching—the practice of helping others learn—is a discipline every bit as challenging and intellectually satisfying as anything we tackle in our research.

Join the Bok Center and our special guest David Gooblar, Assistant Professor of English & Gender, Women’s and Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa and author of The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching (Harvard, 2019), for an interactive session focused on principles and strategies for engaging students so that they’re excited to learn, no matter the subject.

Prof. Gooblar will be introduced by Amanda Claybaugh, Dean of Undergraduate Education, Samuel Zemurray Jr. and Doris Zemurray Stone Radcliffe Professor of English, and Harvard College Professor.

A reception will follow the lecture.

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