Teaching is being redefined in “disturbing ways,” says WFP contributor

August 16, 2016

“Education at a distance is redefining the word teaching in ways I find disturbing,” writes Professor Emeritus Robert Young for the Winnipeg Free Press. The author raises concerns around certain aspects of modern teaching such as growing class sizes, teaching effectiveness in larger classrooms, the prioritization of research quality over teaching quality, and the loss of valuable interaction time in favour of shorter classes. Young concludes by stating that in light of these concerns, “some will understand why I think we are re-defining post-secondary teaching.” Winnipeg Free Press