On Beauty and Classroom Teaching

On Beauty and Classroom Teaching

Adam Rosenblatt reflects on the beauty of student engagement and expression in his essay for the Digital Pedagogy Lab, “On Beauty and Classroom Teaching”:

Beauty is why we teach, and how we learn. […] As educators, we choose the discipline, topics, and texts we teach based not only on our interests, but also on the beauty we see in them. We teach at our best not when we conceive of ourselves as lecturers delivering content, but when we invite our students to explore with us the internal logic, complexity, and beauty of the subject matter we teach, whether it’s organic chemistry or the contemporary Japanese novel.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Photo, “CRISIS?”, by Luis Reina licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0.