Balancing Choice and Control in the Classroom: Reflections on Decades of Post-Doctoral Teaching

Anthony Owusu-Ansah


One of the problems instructors face is not only the amount of choice they have to give to their students, but also, the levels of control they can exert in their classrooms. A proper balance between control and choice in the college classroom offers a path for instructors to handle their curriculum and instructional practices effectively and ensure active learning. This paper reflects on the dilemma facing instructors as they continue to find ways to promote engagement as well as maintain their roles as individuals with a responsibility for student learning in a transformed college classroom.

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