Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Book Review: Husten, Therese. Teaching What You Don't Know (2009)

Husten, Therese.  2009.  Teaching What You Don’t Know.  Cambridge, MA:  Harvard University Press.  305 pages.

One of academia’s little secrets is that almost everyone, at some point in their career, will be asked to teach a course that covers content that is unfamiliar.  This book takes on this topic with authenticity and humor, and in the end conveys much about great teaching in general, and in particular with courses that may lie outside your comfort level.

I found this to be a very good read--at times I was thinking "I wish I had thought of that!" with the new course I taught this past spring.  Highly practical, and grounded in theory.  I strongly recommend it!

No comments:

Post a Comment