Extended Audio Sample

Download Teaching What You Don't Know Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample Teaching What You Dont Know (Unabridged), by Therese Huston
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (42 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Therese Huston Narrator: Rebecca Van Volkinbur Publisher: University Press Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
Coming Soon! We're adding audiobooks daily and hope to make this one available for download very soon. Submit your vote below to let us know you really crave this title!
Vote this up! This audiobook has 0 votes

Your graduate work was on bacterial evolution, but now you're lecturing to 200 freshmen on primate social life. You've taught Kant for twenty years, but now you're team-teaching a new course on Ethics and the Internet. The personality theorist retired and wasn't replaced, so now you, the neuroscientist, have to teach the Sexual Identity course.

Everyone in academia knows it and no one likes to admit it: faculty often have to teach courses in areas they don't know very well. The challenges are even greater when students don't share your cultural background, lifestyle, or assumptions about how to behave in a classroom.

In this practical and funny book, an experienced teaching consultant offers many creative strategies for dealing with typical problems. How can you prepare most efficiently for a new course in a new area? How do you look credible? And what do you do when you don't have a clue how to answer a question?

Encouraging faculty to think of themselves as learners rather than as experts, Therese Huston points out that authority in the classroom doesn't come only, or even mostly, from perfect knowledge. She offers tips for introducing new topics in a lively style, for gauging students' understanding, for reaching unresponsive students, for maintaining discussions when they seem to stop dead, and - yes - for dealing with those impossible questions.

Original, useful, and hopeful, this book reminds you that teaching what you don't know, to students whom you may not understand, is not just a job. It's an adventure.

The book is published by Harvard University Press.

Download and start listening now!


Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kate McDowell | 2/17/2013

    " Good starter book on teaching, not just teaching what you don't know. And I wish there were the use of the verb "learning" somewhere in the title... but it's decent and might be very helpful for new teachers or folks suddenly forced to teach new classes. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sarah Kate | 12/19/2012

    " Excellent. Full of great advice and ideas that I will definitely implement in my teaching. Recommended for any college instructor. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Laurie | 10/9/2012

    " Great book and an easy read. I recommend it even if you are teaching what you do know! "

Write a Review
What is FlexPass?
  • Your first audiobook is just $5.95
  • Over 90% are at or below $12.95
  • "LOVE IT" guarantee
  • No time limits or expirations