What is the best way to learn? Clearly there are many methods, tactics, technologies, strategies, theories, and practices that can help us all to learn better, to teach better, and, in general, to improve what happens in the spaces of our classrooms and beyond.
The basic premise of student-centered, engaged learning is that, to make a truly equitable and democratic society, we have to begin with a form of instruction that is itself equitable. The title of this collection, Structuring Equality, comes from our central conviction that you cannot counter structural inequality with good will.
This book explores some ways that we have found to be effective. It is intended as a useful and usable guide for anyone who is interested in improving the quality of undergraduate reading, writing, research, critical thinking, and creativity, and even the importance of movement for learning. It also offers insights into the best ways to improve evaluation of teachers, ways that truly help professors to become better at what they do.