Newton's Dog

Great teachers teach students, not content. Since Socrates, wise people have known that learning is not always information transmission.

Great teachers teach students, not content. Since Socrates, wise people have known that learning is not always information transmission. Yes, facts must be learned and procedures must be followed, but that is just the beginning.

In times of complex change, facts and procedures become obsolete, and innovation becomes the key to survival.

HSD scholars and practitioners have articulated an approach to teaching and learning that embraces both fact and imagination. We call it generative teaching and learning because it creates knowledge anew with every learning moment.

This paper uses a metaphor to explain two paths to academic knowing and how that distinction can reinvigorate the lives of both teachers and learners.

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