Summer Institute: The Teaching Hero
Teaching is tough. Few people, even our friends and family, appreciate all the pressures and challenges of helping students learn on the university level. Conversely, being a teacher can be one of the most fulfilling experiences a person can undertake. While few of us see ourselves as genuine heroes, understanding our own journey as teachers in step with that of the mythical hero, as framed in Joseph Campbell’s The Hero with a Thousand Faces, can provide powerful insight. You’ll leave this workshop with a working familiarity with Campbell’s work and ideas about how to apply it to your own professional and personal experiences. Explore the tensions between the hero-as-teacher and other archetypes, like the mentor, and be empowered with a new focus on success. A stipend is available for eligible participants. Registration is required.