Exploring More Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind

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About the Author

Aeron Haynie is Chair of English and Associate Professor of English and Humanities at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A winner of numerous teaching awards, Haynie has published articles on teaching in Radical Teacher, Teaching Forum, Pedagogy (with Nancy Chick and Holly Hassel, forthcoming), Professional Realities (edited by Sean P. Murphy, MLA Press, 2008), and Mama PhD (Rutgers, 2008).

Regan A. R. Gurung, PhD, is Ben J. and Joyce Rosenberg Professor of Human Development and Psychology at the University of Wisconsin, Green Bay. He is the author/editor of 9 other books and has published over 90 peer-reviewed publications.

Nancy Chick is a SoTL scholar, scholarly teacher, and faculty developer. After earning her PhD in American literature from the University of Georgia and eventually Full Professor from the University of Wisconsin Colleges, she left full-time faculty work to focus on the scholarship of teaching and learning and faculty development first at Vanderbilt University, then the University of Calgary, and now at Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida (USA). She has authored and co-authored numerous articles and book chapters on the results of SoTL projects and on the field of SoTL. She is also editor of SoTL in Action: Illuminating Critical Moments of Practice (Stylus, 2018), co-editor (with Jennifer C. Friberg) of Going Public Reconsidered: Engaging With the World Beyond Academe Through the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (Stylus, 2022) and (with Regan A.R. Gurung & Aeron Haynie) of Exploring Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Stylus, 2009) and Exploring More Signature Pedagogies: Approaches to Teaching Disciplinary Habits of Mind (Stylus, 2012), and founding co-editor (with Gary Poole) of Teaching & Learning Inquiry, the journal of the International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning/ISSOTL (2011-2020). From 2019-22, she served on the ISSOTL Presidential team and (with Chng Huang Hoon) as ISSOTL Co-President during 2020-21 -- at the height of the pandemic.


"Volume two of Exploring Signature Pedagogies offers just the right complement to volume one with evidence-informed chapters on signature pedagogies in a new and diverse set of disciplines and interdisciplinary fields, including those underrepresented in scholarship of teaching and learning work. The chapters demonstrate the fluidity and complexity of habits of the mind and signature pedagogies in both theory and practice, and offer brief critical reflections on the real and ideal states of scholarship of teaching and learning in the fields represented. Thus, readers will experience the joy and challenge, as well as reap the benefits, of learning about fields beyond their own. The volume will encourage readers to go beyond the false dichotomy of a focus on generic teaching best practices vs. disciplinary specific deep knowledge for teaching."--Kathleen McKinney, Cross Endowed Chair in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
"This work, in addition to the editors' preceding book on signature pedagogies, is a valuable source of information. It uncovers what disciplinary experts value in their field, and how and why they teach the way they do. An instructor who reads this book will be exposed to the signature pedagogies of other disciplines and, in turn, may be prompted to step back and try something new. The book also illustrates the broad range of work in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), the commonalities between and among disciplines, and the degrees of SoTL maturity within the disciplines. It has sparked my interest to learn more about signature pedagogies, the scholarship of teaching and learning, and their interrelationship."-- (05/01/2013)
"Includes discussion of teaching approaches in interdisciplinary fields, among them women's and disability studies."--The Chronicle of Higher Ed (03/01/2012)
"Books that tell us what the best teachers do and how learning works are valuable. But if disciplinary fields matter for teaching and learning, and surely they do, then knowing the seven (or whatever) habits of highly effective teachers is not going to be enough to make one a first-rate teacher of philosophy, chemistry, women's studies, or anything else. For that, it is immensely helpful to know the state of the art of effective teaching in one's own field. No one is doing more to advance our knowledge of how the disciplines construct teaching and learning than the teacher/scholars who have collaborated on this and a predecessor volume examining disciplinary habits of head, hand, and heart in the classroom. Here are honest, fresh assessments of the state of the art of teaching across a wide variety of fields, with thoughtful attention to unsettled questions, international differences, and the changing nature of the disciplines in recent years."-- (09/01/2011)
"Essays exploring the signature pedagogy in a discipline provide a systematic account of the relation among evidence, methodology and the teaching of the field. This second volume of essays greatly expands the menu of fields of study presented in this engaging and generative way. While there is enormous benefit to us all from reading deeply in educational research literature, most faculty members find it more compelling to consider powerful ideas and tools in education when they are situated within familiar topics, challenges, and intellectual goals. Progressive teaching now takes an inductive approach, starting from students' existing experience, interests, and understanding and moving toward general understanding of phenomena and conceptual synthesis of intellectual work. In the same way, this volume continues the effective articulation of characteristic teaching within specific fields of study, making it more likely that professors from many fields will meaningfully engage the literature of education research in general."-- (09/01/2011)
"This second volume of Exploring Signature Pedagogies significantly advances what we know about the subject by expanding the number of disciplines now in the discussion. More professions, interdisciplinary fields, and disciplines are included. Perhaps more importantly, however, each author carefully describes and evaluates the current connections (and disconnections) between what a field or discipline values and how it instills (or not) those values in its future practitioners through the teaching and learning experiences it designs. In so doing, the authors make many useful distinctions and observations that expand our thinking about individual fields or disciplines, the concept of a signature pedagogy itself, and the role this concept can play in helping us frame an agenda for research and development in teaching and learning."-- (01/01/2011)