3 Ways Professors Can Balance Teaching Practical and Theoretical Skills

J. Wesley Leckrone

As part of an experiential course at Widener U., students put to the test what they had learned in lectures by lobbying at the Pennsylvania State Capitol, in Harrisburg, and speaking with legislators like Lt. Gov. Michael J. Stack III.
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J. Patrick McGrail says two things have become anathema in his classroom: risk and ambiguity.

More and more he realizes his students are interested in acquiring technical skills rather than theoretical ones. But "what about the creative side?" he...

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