Making sense of pedagogy

Making sense of pedagogy Patrick Blessinger Over the past few decades, many new pedagogical (teaching) strategies have been developed in an attempt to improve teaching and learning at all levels. An explosion of books, articles, videos, podcasts, blogs, and other publications have been produced on these different pedagogical philosophies, theories, and strategies. A cottage industry of consultants and companies has arisen to promote, sell, and implement many of these new theories and strategies. Even some well-intentioned educational reformers may latch on to one particular philosophy, theory, or strategy in their zeal for educational transformation. In an age where education at all levels has become extremely important and vital to a healthy democracy and a vibrant economy, it is no surprise that some people may be in search of a "holy grail" or "magic bullet" to cure all of education's challenges and problems. Furthermore, it is no surprise that even [...]