Maybe a Little Lecturing is OK


Our discussion yesterday of faddish pedagogy reminded me of this college prof authored op-ed in the New York Times, “Lecture me. Really,” Worthen gets right at our earlier discussion of the value of a liberal arts education vis-a-vis “more practical” options, and she speaks to our ongoing discussion of America’s suspicion of experts, and she even addresses the problem of students’ split attentions in gadget-filled classrooms. Right up our alley. (And it validates my own philosophy of teaching, but that’s just icing on the cake.)