Saturday, November 13, 2010

Subversive teaching assistants wanted

Graduate students are often employed as teaching assistants (TAs) in the larger universities, meeting students in small tutorial groups. These allow for discussion and interaction that is impossible in the huge lecture theatres commonly found in the modern educational factory. The setting allows an enterprising TA to open some eyes with good examples and questions. For an illustration, check out this amusing blog entry "What I taught students in my first TA session", written by an anonymous American grad student.


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