Lindsay’s New Book: The Craft of University Teaching

What does university teaching – as a craft – look like? What changes does a craft perspective suggest for higher education?

The Craft of University Teaching, published by University of Toronto Press, is Dr. Peter Lindsay’s new book. Lindsay is a Professor of Political Science and Philosophy and the former director of the Center for Teaching and Learning at Georgia State University.

Intended for professors of all academic disciplines who either enjoy teaching or wish to enjoy it more, The Craft of University Teaching is a provocative and accessible book containing practical advice gleaned from the academic literature on pedagogy. In an era of increased bureaucratic oversight, rapidly diminishing budgets, and waves of technological distraction, The Craft of University Teaching provokes reflection on matters of pedagogy that are too often taken as settled. In so doing, it seeks to reclaim teaching as the intellectually vibrant and intrinsically rewarding endeavor that it is.

Check the free excerpt here.