In this article, Schiewer examines the idea of hospitality in the classroom, which she notes has garnered a little more attention in recent scholarship. Though some of these examinations are quite complex, Schiewer offers a simplified approach marked by three principal ideas: provide simple instruction, build community while maintaining authority, and “befriend” students. To illustrate how this might be accomplished in the classroom, Schiewer reviews ideas put forth by Jerry Farber and Marshall Gregory, who promote being fully present and engaged with students. Schiewer concludes that by actively engaging students and knowing how to fairly balance critique, the hospitable classroom is ultimately a productive one.
Tana Schiewer; Teacher-Student Relationships: A Model of Hospitality. Pedagogy 1 October 2013; 13 (3): 544–548. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/15314200-2266450
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