Five C's for commerce teaching
- helping students make personal/social networks between students
- making connections between own perspective, academic theory and practice/the real world
- use relevant examples, current examples, and recent readings
- do repetitions/reinforcements: repeated in different ways to ground it
- connect with the students: use examples that relate to students' lives and look for common ground; popular media, sports, student life. But don't force it - be yourself.
- make the class 'dialogic'. Make it like a conversation, not a lecture. Make it inclusive
- have variety: sometimes monologue, two way, or multi-way exchanges
- break down barriers by relinquishing control
- invest time in questions
- don't talk down to students.
- critical thinking, teaching ways of thinking, not what to think
- allow space for creative and original thinking
- make it relevant to real work situations and 'light up' pathways to becoming reflective practitioners
- keep readings, theories and examples up to date
- life learning.
- respect students and their diversity
- be aware of their lives and the pressures they are under
- be aware of how intimidating we can be, and of the newness of it all
- be aware of the loneliness in a big class and alienation at university.
- each class develops its own culture
- create the atmosphere that you want
- teach to your audience: each class of students is different
- the first class sets the scene: go through the teacher-student relationship and get an agreement/contract.
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Faculty of Commerce VBS
Phone +64-4-463 5376