My Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
think of myself as a "Provocateur"
of Psychology (as opposed to "professor".)
The most common meaning of provocateur is "one who incites others
to riot or revolution". However,
I am not interested in starting riots in the classroom. The Latin root of the word, provocare, which means,
"to call forth", is closer to what I see as my role in the
classroom. My job is to call
forth the knowledge within you and encourage you to add to that knowledge by
asking provocative questions.
You will be asked many questions in this course, some factual and some
reflective. All of the questions
have one purpose, to prompt you to make the knowledge of Psychology personal
by giving your voice to it.
A lot of the things that I do in my courses will make much more sense to
you if you understand the assumptions that I operate from.
In no particular order they are:
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