For Shannon Dea, the essence of good teaching is giving students space to learn. In her philosophy courses, such as Philosophy 202: Gender Issues, Dea facilitates class discussions, believing that many aspects of philosophy can be learned through vigorous debate. Dea also hopes to design philosophy classes so that students whose first language is not English do not feel at a disadvantage. She elaborates,
Teachers should recognize the diversity of learners and design the course around it.
Dea uses transformative teaching moments to support student learning.
Full story: Daily Bulletin | November 20, 2014