Inspirational teaching in higher education: What does it look, sound and feel like?

James G. Derounian, International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching, Learning, Feb 01, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

In a paper tht could have used a good edit James G. Derounian identifies factors associated with inspirational teaching in the literature and then validates the findings through a study of actual practice. "Three clear elements of inspirational undergraduate teaching emerge: First and foremost, undergraduates believe it to be motivating; second, and related – inspirational teaching is deemed encouraging and third such teaching flows from teachers’ passion for their subject." Deemed? Like I said, a good edit. In conclusion, "a simple formula: Inspirational teaching → Aspiration → Transformation."

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