Are any other values you feel are significant to you in teaching?

Are any other values not present in the list above that affect your practice, or which you feel are significant to you in teaching?

A former colleague decided to make a career change and followed a teaching career in secondary education. Discussing her transition, she shared with me her disappointment that had to do with the teachers’ resistance to engage with technologies. Interestingly, I noticed a similar culture amongst Academics; I must admit that I would like to try different approaches but I don’t feel they share my motivation.

Approaching this issue not from the core knowledge perspective of using learning technologies but from expanding on the first professional value, we may need to pay more attention to the challenges our students face nowadays. Engaging with technologies may help us make better sense of these challenges.

On a different note, while trying to introduce to my colleagues the importance of engaging with Open Educational Resources (OER) I felt alone. Should Open Academic Practice be an integral part of our professional generosity and hence part of our professional values? As a teacher-librarian I feel that it should…

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