Notes on Pedagogy

by criticalhit009

My graduate classes often involve students presenting the material we read for class. Here are my thoughts to some good pedagogy for such an exercise.

  • Introduce yourself, the text, and the author(s)
  • Practice, practice, practice with a time limit
  • Digest, rework, and transform the knowledge of the text – make it approachable and easily understandable
    • An elegant summary illustrates you know the material as well
  • If you critique the text, be sure to make salient points
  • Use examples – stories, anecdotes are helpful in fleshing out theories
  • Use powerpoint sparingly, to highlight key ideas and visually reinforce them. It is not a teleprompter.