One often thinks of the teaching content that is offered but a great contribution of going to another place to teach is the creative teaching approaches you will take with you.

Simply by doing what you normally do in your home context you will model a different way of teaching and learning.

By using your mix of lectures, tutorials, student presentations and drama you will often unconsciously be suggesting new ways for students and teachers to try or adapt after you leave.

Talking of new ways, check out the practice of World Café, a creative process for telling stories and preparing for change.

Link: World Café, Stories for Speakers and Writers, 26 December 2008.

Dr. Geoff Pound

Image: Creative new way of cutting the lawn.