Content and Process in a Teaching Workshop for Faculty and Doctoral Students

Elaine S. Rinfrette, Elaine M. Maccio, James P. Coyle, Kelly Jackson, Robin M. Hartinger-Saunders, Christine M. Rine, Lawrence Shulman

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Teaching in higher education is often not addressed in doctoral education, even though many doctoral graduates will eventually teach. This article describes a biweekly teaching workshop, presents pitfalls and challenges that beginning instructors face, and advocates pedagogical training for doctoral students. Led by a well-known social work scholar Lawrence Shulman, the workshops were a place for participants to share their concerns and process solutions. Here, each student’s scenario serves as a backdrop for Dr. Shulman’s explanation of classroom content and process, for which the workshop served as a parallel process. This discussion is framed by the extant literature on preparing higher education instructors during the course of doctoral education.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-81
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Teaching in Social Work
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Mar 15 2015


  • doctoral education
  • pedagogy
  • professional development
  • teacher preparation
  • teaching assistant

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Sociology and Political Science


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