The Fearless Teaching Framework: A Model to Synthesize Foundational Education Research for University Instructors
To Improve the Academy
There is often a disconnect between the unit of analysis inrigorous education research, and the types of recommendations that instructors find the most useful to improve their teaching. Research often focuses onnarrow slices of the student experience, and university instructors often require broad recommendations. We present the Fearless Teaching Framework to address this gap between research and practice. In this framework, we define four pieces ofeffective teaching: classroom climate, course content, teaching practices, andassessment strategies. We argue that these are appropriate areas of focus forinstructor growth, based on their relations to student engagement.
Donlan, Alice E.; Loughlin, Sandra M.; and Byrne, Virginia L. Morgan State University, "The Fearless Teaching Framework: A Model to Synthesize Foundational Education Research for University Instructors" (2019). School of Education & Urban Studies. 13.