Lessons from Human Experience: Teaching a Humanities Course Made Me a Better Math Teacher
Abstract / Synopsis
As a professor at a Liberal Arts college, I recently taught a General Education course called Human Experience. Far from my normal experiences in the mathematics classroom, in Human Experience I was tasked with teaching topics from the humanities, including art, philosophy, history, and political science. Teaching this course was challenging, but it was also transformative. Teaching a course so far from my background gave me the opportunity to experiment with different pedagogical techniques and to reflect on how I set up my math classes. I learned many lessons that I have brought back to my math classes—lessons that have impacted how I set up my classroom, the assignments that I design, and the topics and content that I cover.
Erin Griesenauer, "Lessons from Human Experience: Teaching a Humanities Course Made Me a Better Math Teacher," Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, Volume 13 Issue 1 (January 2023), pages 180-188. . Available at: https://scholarship.claremont.edu/jhm/vol13/iss1/14
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