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He has been teaching English at the college level for 15 years. He has taught all the core courses as well as developed a number of complementary courses and courses in the Arts and Letters program at St. Lawrence. He is constantly looking for ways to engage students in their learning, and recently came across Student Centered Pedagogy. He is now exploring how to use this theory in his courses.

Real Life Stories

Published May 8, 2018

A Student-Centered Blogging Project Combining Business and Literature

Patrick Savard Teacher, Champlain College - Saint Lawrence

In the winter 2017 semester, I did some research on Inclusive Pedagogy and came across Learner-Centered Teaching, a book by Terry Doyle and Todd Zakrajsek that had me rethink the way I considered my role as a teacher. The book spoke so much to me that I very soon longed to experiment with its theories in the classroom. I literally turned my course upside down halfway through the semester in Long Fiction for Business, a program-specific core English course in the Business program at St. Lawrence. I moved on from a traditional lecture-based approach to a complete blog development project. I did not realize how much of a career-changing experience it would become.

Business Administration