Friday, December 21, 2012

Cronon on Teaching

Historian William Cronon once again hits the bull's-eye as he argues that teaching is no less important than research.

"Our students require us to come back from the outer edges of our discipline to show them the core assumptions without which we would never find those edges. . . . Perhaps most of all, they bless us with their confusion and boredom, instantly revealing to us . . . the places where something we've said or done is in fact confusing and boring."

Read the whole thing...

William Cronon, "And Gladly Teach," Perspectives on History, vol. 50, no. 9 (December 2012):5-6.

Harold Henderson, "Cronon on Teaching," Midwestern Microhistory: A Genealogy Blog, posted 21 December 2012 ( : accessed [access date]). [Please feel free to link to the specific post if you prefer.]

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