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Learning and Teaching February 22, 2011

Posted by Sandra Dop in Uncategorized.
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Recently I have been pondering the term “Teaching and Learning” and have decided to propose that we stop using it.  Perhaps we should even change the name of our bureau here at the Department.  I propose “Learning and Teaching” as the new title.  Teaching and Learning indicates that someone teaches and someone learns.  But real teaching cannot take place before learning something ourselves; it is a cycle of learning and teaching and learning and teaching and even learning/teaching and teaching/learning–and the adults, as well as the “students,” are in the entire cycle.  The longer I spend in the learning part of the cycle, the better “teacher” I can be, but the part of the cycle I like best is the learning/teaching and the teaching/learning part.