How Not to Be Perfect in Teaching & Learning

Faculty member Becca Price joins host Bonni Stachowiak as a guest on the podcast Teaching in Higher Ed. This episode is called “How to not be perfect in teaching and learning” and Price discusses how all of us start out as scientists. She also talks about how learning means embracing our mistakes and that perfection does not equate to learning. As one example of how these philosophies translate to the classroom, Price talks about her grading scheme that allows students to take ownership of the parts of her courses they want to complete—and to do those parts well.

As a professor in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington | Bothell, Dr. Price teaches students to conduct scientific research and encourages them to think about how they’ll use their college and other life experiences in a way that is gratifying to them after graduation. She still dreams about fossils.

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