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Teaching with James

March 12, 2021

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In earlier columns we dealt with different aspects of research and teaching. We examined teaching in general as one of the three principal missions of a modern university—teaching, research, and service. We also explored the “Socratic method” of teaching. Today let’s consider another approach, in this instance by one of my favorite Biblical teachers, James, […]

Teaching with Socrates

January 9, 2021

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“Teaching” is the second of three missions of any university, the other two being “research” and “service.” You can read them on big letters in a splendid sign as you approach the University of Alabama on University Boulevard. This is the third in a short series on all three as the University, and all universities […]

Teaching, Part 1

January 9, 2021

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                                    A few weeks ago, we briefly explored the world of research in universities. Today let’s explore another goal in the trilogy of words that describe best what a university is about: teaching, research, and service. Like most faculty at the university level, I earned my Ph.D. from someplace else (Tulane in my case) and […]