'Whys' Behind the 'Hows' of Teaching and Research"
Robert F. Cook, Professor of French
The TRC is
proud to present a new essay in our series of Occasional
Papers on Teaching. Bob Cook analyzes multiple relationships between
research and teaching, arguing that "we are expected to do both the thinking
and the teaching at once, because doing both at once is true to the way
our minds actually work." Drawing from his over thirty years of teaching
French literature and researching Medieval French epic, Bob recounts several
investigatory adventures that exemplify some of these connections, writing
about "purloined manuscripts," Molière's alleged incest, and Camus's "suicide."
For Bob Cook, "the practices and principles hidden by the myths of teaching
and research turn out to be useful, shareable, and intertwined with each
Behind the 'Hows' of Teaching and Research" can be viewed
online. For a complimentary
copy, please contact the TRC.