What makes a good teacher? CoFHE/UCR Conference Exeter, 2010 Chris Powis
Who are we? <ul><li>Do we believe that we are teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we trained as teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>Ho...
The functions of a teacher <ul><li>Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Orientate </li></ul><ul><li>Inform <...
Variables that can affect teaching <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li...
Once you’ve got them <ul><li>Make it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul></ul>...
Remember <ul><li>“ Librarians love to search, everyone else likes to find”   </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric Lease Morgan, Notr...
Professional identity? <ul><li>We are teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>We are not only teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate sc...
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Chris Powis teaching workshop

  1. 1. What makes a good teacher? CoFHE/UCR Conference Exeter, 2010 Chris Powis
  2. 2. Who are we? <ul><li>Do we believe that we are teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>Are we trained as teachers? </li></ul><ul><li>How are we involved in the learning process? </li></ul><ul><li>How ‘professional’ are we about this role? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The functions of a teacher <ul><li>Motivate </li></ul><ul><li>Audit </li></ul><ul><li>Orientate </li></ul><ul><li>Inform </li></ul><ul><li>Explain </li></ul><ul><li>Explore </li></ul><ul><li>Develop </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise </li></ul><ul><li>Appraise </li></ul><ul><li>Reinforce </li></ul><ul><li>Squires (1994) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Variables that can affect teaching <ul><li>Rationale </li></ul><ul><li>Context </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Level </li></ul><ul><li>Group </li></ul><ul><li>Individual </li></ul><ul><li>Self </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Organisational Setting </li></ul><ul><li>Social Setting Squires (1994) </li></ul>
  5. 5. Once you’ve got them <ul><li>Make it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Innovative </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inclusive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Variety </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Active </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Relevant </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Interesting </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Remember <ul><li>“ Librarians love to search, everyone else likes to find” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Eric Lease Morgan, Notre Dame Univ. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Professional identity? <ul><li>We are teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>We are not only teachers! </li></ul><ul><li>Integrate scholarship </li></ul><ul><li>Develop yourself </li></ul><ul><li>Engage in the debate </li></ul><ul><li>Reflect </li></ul>
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