Good teachers are those who care about their students and want to grow more effective at helping them learn. The immediate purpose of Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed. is to support good teachers in their journey toward more effective teaching.
This project is not aimed at inexperienced teachers, uninformed teachers, or underperforming teachers, though such teachers may certainly benefit from it. Instead, this project exists to support all good teachers—those who care and want to improve—however experienced, knowledgeable, or effective they may or may not already be.
We celebrate “beginner’s mind,” “an attitude of openness, eagerness, and lack of preconceptions when studying a subject, even when studying at an advanced level.”
Whether one has been teaching for thirty minutes or thirty years, there is much to learn about learning. The premise of this project is that all teachers can improve through seriously engaging with the scholarship on teaching and learning.