What Historians and those in the Humanities already teach

I came across this link on … well…Linkedin….. where this blogger, Heather Hiles,  writes about the need for an educational system that creates self-motivated, independent thinkers.  It seems to me that this is the function education in the Humanities and Arts in general has been doing for quite some time, perhaps since the earliest universities in the western world.  I teach History, and more specifically, the history of religions -but underlying every online course, and blended course I teach, is a concern to guide students towards critical thought.  My hope is that any student of mine will have developed a life long habit of assessing any situation in a balanced critique, rather than merely accepting whatever is fed them.  


About notlimey

I paint with words Poetry and prose I teach online and write about online teaching
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2 Responses to What Historians and those in the Humanities already teach

  1. eduflection says:

    It’s really great that you are blogging about teaching and teaching online as a subject matter expert in the field. A lot of ed tech entrepreneurs are writing about it for their own reasons, but what I really appreciate and think many faculty members will find useful is other instructors who are teaching in their fields and who really get what they are doing. In the US, there is an organization committed to quality in online teaching called Quality Matters – http://www.qmprogram.org/. It is a faculty-centered, peer review process that is designed to certify the quality of online and blended courses. Check it out if you get some time. -Treca

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