Going up the river twice – the secret of good humanities teaching.

Good humanities pedagogy, then, is largely teaching the skill of rereading — of going up the river twice. The best humanities professors leave students with the ability and the desire to first make a complicated text simple and understandable, and then to reread and find the complexity again. They teach how much is there if you know how to look.

Source: The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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