Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Fish, Stanley. "Fish to Profs: Stick to Teaching." Interview with Andy Guess. INSIDE HIGHER ED July 1, 2008.

Fish, Stanley. Save the World on Your Own Time. Oxford: OUP, 2008. Stanley Fish is very clear about what college professors should do in the classroom. They “can (legitimately) do two things: (1) introduce students to bodies of knowledge and traditions of inquiry that had not previously been part of their experience; and (2) equip those same students with the analytical skills — of argument, statistical modeling, laboratory procedure — that will enable them to move confidently within those traditions and to engage in independent research after a course is over.” And what should they not do? Everything else. . . . Read the rest here: http://insidehighered.com/news/2008/07/01/fish.

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