Pedagogy in the Humanities – a reading list

On the list of things I don’t really have time for, but want to do anyway, is spend more time reading about the mechanics and craft of teaching. I am particularly interested in issues of course development and planning, active learning, student engagement, and assessment.

  • Ken Bain, What The Best College Teachers Do (Harvard 2004)
  • Peter Brown at al., Make It Stick (Harvard 2014)
  • Jessamyn Neuhaus, Geeky Pedagogy: A Guide for Intellectuals, Introverts, and Nerds Who Want to be Effective Teachers (West Virginia 2019)
  • Derek Bruff, Intentional Tech: Principles to Guide the Use of Educational Technology in College Teaching (West Virginia 2019)
  • David Gooblar, The Missing Course: Everything They Never Taught You About College Teaching (Harvard 2019)
  • James M. Lang, Small Teaching (Jossey-Bass 2016)
  • Mark C. Carnes, Minds on Fire (Harvard 2014)
  • Jay Howard, Discussion in the College Classroom (Jossey-Bass 2015)
  • Chris W. Gallagher, College Made Whole (Johns Hopkins 2019)
  • L. Dee Fink Creating Significant Learning Experiences (Jossey-Bass 2013)
  • Susan Ambrose, How Learning Works (Jossey-Bass 2010)
  • bell hooks, Teaching to Transgress (Routledge 1994)
  • Nancy Sorkin Rabinowitz and Fiona McHardy (edd.), From Abortion to Pederasty (OSU UP 2015)
  • John Gruber-Miller (ed.), When Dead Tongues Speak (Oxford 2006)
  • Norman Eng, Teaching College (2017)
  • Christine Harrington and Todd Zakrajsek, Dynamic Lecturing (Stylus Publishing: 2017)
  • John Warner, Why They Can’t Write (John Hopkins 2018)
  • John Warner, The Writer’s Practice (Penguin 2018)

Jay Dolmage, Universal Design: Places to Start, Disability Studies Quarterly 35 (2015)

BU Proseminar in Classical Pedagogy, resources curated by Dr. Hannah Čulík-Baird.

This list will be updated. Additional suggestions are welcome in the comments.

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