3. The science of teaching

Notes on technical pedagogy.


  • “Overarching education” (plenty of math and fundimentals, aimed at systemic thinking,
    practical applications derived later) is expensive method of teaching.

  • Student motivation is scarce, information is abundant. Teaching is a guidance (esp masters level).

  • Can teach programming first, and followup with more solid math second, if ever (programming allows experimenting).

  • Need open source textbooks, able to update and share parts of text as well as interactive excercises. Static site generators are not fully there yet.

Technical writing

… is important, needs practice and has little substitute. Hard to learn/teach.

Some links:

Teaching at…?

Just to start tracking issues in academic careers, education system and economics profession.

Publishing and promotion - tyranny of top 5

American colleges and equal opportunity

Seminar attitudes