Perspectives on the Teaching of Pedagogy to Doctoral Students Doctoral courses devoted to teaching about pedagogy in communication sciences and disorders should take a broad view of their charge. Important student needs would be filled if classes included perspectives about (a) the role of the professor in higher education and how that role affects the professor’s approach to teaching; ... Article
Article  |   October 2011
Perspectives on the Teaching of Pedagogy to Doctoral Students
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  • John William Folkins
    Department of Communication Sciences and Disorder, Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, OH
  • © 2011 American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
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Article   |   October 2011
Perspectives on the Teaching of Pedagogy to Doctoral Students
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2011, Vol. 14, 57-63. doi:10.1044/ihe14.2.57
SIG 10 Perspectives on Issues in Higher Education, October 2011, Vol. 14, 57-63. doi:10.1044/ihe14.2.57

Doctoral courses devoted to teaching about pedagogy in communication sciences and disorders should take a broad view of their charge. Important student needs would be filled if classes included perspectives about (a) the role of the professor in higher education and how that role affects the professor’s approach to teaching; (b) the need for future professors to begin developing a teaching style that fits their own personal characteristics; (c) the need to plan a career and learn about applying for academic positions; and (d) the need to educate doctoral students about academic values such as curriculum design, academic freedom, discipline-based advocacy, shared governance, engagement with the public, and the role of scholarship in society. This article reviews the personal experiences and styles of professors teaching doctoral students and provides resources for others who may wish to adopt a similar approach.

Acknowledgment
Thanks to Bryan Austin, Tim Brackenbury, Sarah Ginsberg, Lynne Hewitt, Linda Petrosino, David Sleasman, Siva Priya Santhanam, and Stephanie Richards for reading and commenting on a draft of this article.
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