Ep 309: College Teaching Needs To Change

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College teaching needs to change. This doesn’t mean using a new fad technique. It doesn’t mean dumbing anything down to get “today’s students”. It does mean that professors need to adopt more of the approaches to teaching that Ken Bain identified in his must-read book, “What The Best College Teachers Do“. In this episode I describe one of the key ideas from the book and I show how they could be applied in two specific examples.



    • How do you translate these ideas into the online world? Check out my critical thinking exercise.
    • O’Brien, E. and Smith, R. (2018). Unconventional Consumption Methods and Enjoying Things Consumed: Recapturing the “First-Time” Experience. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, p.014616721877982.
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