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dlochrin at aussiebb.com.au
Mon Sep 7 22:54:24 AEST 2020
On 2020-09-06 09:57, Tom Worthington wrote:
> No, what makes a teacher is teacher training.
> Palali, Van Elk, Bolhaar & Rud (2018) found students taught by academics with good publication records got higher grades, but only for masters level students, not undergraduates.
Did the undergrads actually receive significantly ~lower~ grades?
I'm reminded of the theory I've come across in academia to the effect that a successful IT project only requires knowledge of the technology (i.e. vocational training) and strict adherence to the correct project methodology, which is followed like Theseus' silken thread to a happy conclusion.
I've no doubt that training improves almost all teachers' effectiveness. But some are born natural teachers and some are not, regardless of their research interests or teacher training.
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