Learning from Our Mistakes

June 2012
Teaching Professor;Jun/Jul2012, Vol. 26 Issue 6, p1
In this article, the author reflects on learning from mistakes. He says that most people do not handle mistakes well. He holds in high esteem faculty members who are not only willing to talk about teaching failures but also publish articles about them. He believes that sometimes the decision not to talk about teaching failure, troubles, or less-than-successful approaches is a political one. He cites articles by C. Albers, M. Cohan, and T. J. Gallagher on teaching failures.


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