Dr. Peter Lindsay is a professor of Political Science and Philosophy at Georgia State University. He joins me to discuss his new book, “The Craft of University Teaching,” available from the University of Toronto Press as well as from Amazon.
Dr. Lindsay and I discuss the importance of getting students (or anyone we are engaging with) to be motivated to learn more about the subject, not simply to fill their heads with what we want them to think. We talk about the persona that a professor puts on to teach, and more dynamics that go into making a good classroom. I think that Dr. Lindsay’s ideas apply to our attempts to educate each other as well, and so their relevance extends far beyond the classroom into daily questions of motivation and conversational strategy.