Jun 19, 2014

Buchanan as Mentor

Professor Wagner in an interesting paper
While Jim Buchanan is known throughout the world for his scholarship, I hold him in particular esteem for showing me that the classroom could be a place of mutual learning where your position as instructor is one of primus inter pares and not one of an expert passing on knowledge to novices. Sure, Buchanan passed on knowledge, much of it, but he did so always in the context of searching for alternative ideas to articulate. If something has been written, a student can read it. Starting from that point of departure, the classroom is an arena for searching for new ideas to articulate.

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