My take on a new College of Teaching

Christian Bokhove

A lot has already been said about the proposed new College of Teaching (CoT). Up until now I have only devoted tweets to the topic, and because it might almost seem as if I’m against such a college, I thought it would be good to write this post. Let’s say I’m positive but politically skeptical. One thing that certainly has become apparent that there is quite some momentum it seems, within the teaching community itself. I even became very enthusiastic about the passionate posts by David Weston and Tom Bennett

Initial depicting Boethius teaching his students from folio 4r of a manuscript of the Consolation of Philosophy (Italy?, 1385) Initial depicting Boethius teaching his students from folio 4r of a manuscript of the Consolation of Philosophy (Italy?, 1385)

(and more at Claim your College) The main discussions center around who could join the CoT and what the CoT would do.

Who could join?
There was some discussion about what teachers were envisaged. Although I initially thought a broad…

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