The pathos of teaching (political judgment at least)

Nov 21, 2013


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“One of the things that is extremely challenging to my teaching now is the possibility that there are some things you can learn only from experience and can’t be taught. The pathos of teaching is that some things can’t be taught – and one of them might be political judgement. I don’t think that’s a despairing thought, but it does induce humility in a teacher and make the job much more interesting.” And as for clinical judgement?

Michael Ignatieff quoted in the THE. There is a pithy comment on the article: “He brought a syllabus to a gun fight and lost. Canada lost more.” Steven McGannety

Post by Jonathan Rees

Clinical academic and skin watcher at the University of Edinburgh

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