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“The essence of metaphor is understanding and experiencing something unfamiliar or an abstraction in terms of something familiar and concrete. Thus, our language is an incredibly intricate web of definitions of one thing in terms of another.” Mary Ylvisaker Nilsen’s expansive definition of metaphor applies to teaching—helping students ...
Dr. Joseph Tucker-Edmonds, IUPUI, pulls on the rhetorical practices of the Black Afro-Christian Religious tradition to enliven the classroom experience. He teaches courses on Religion and the Politics of Dissent in the African American Experience, Comparative Liberation Theologies, and Comparative Religions.
The “I” That Teaches - A new video project that invites senior scholars to talk about their teaching lives. These scholar-teachers candidly discuss how religious, educational, and family backgrounds inform their vocational commitments and, also, characterize their teaching persona. From the vantage point of a practiced teaching philosophy we get an intimate account of the value and art of teaching well.
Click here to watch all episodes of "The "I" That Teaches" on YouTube