Taking Pedagogy Seriously

Portrait of David GooblarOn 9 May 2022 the Bok Center hosted David Gooblar, author of The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching (Harvard, 2019), for an interactive lecture on “Taking Pedagogy Seriously.” Over the course of an hour, Professor Gooblar shared a mixture of recent educational research and practical wisdom about how to help students stay engaged and motivated in courses across academic disciplines. Below we've broken down a recording of Prof. Gooblar's lecture into a series of shorter videos focused on the several topics he covered.

If you would like to speak with someone at the Bok Center about the research that Prof. Gooblar cited, or about how to apply it to your own course or classroom, please don't hesitate to request a consultation with our senior staff!


1. Introduction; How Did You Learn?


2. Learning is the Work of Students


3. The Students are the Material


4. Student Motivation: Values, Expectancies, ...


5. Invite Students In


6. Structure Your Course


7. Cultivate Community