University of Oxford, Keble College

Teaching experience: 11 years

‘Confidence and love of the subject one is studying. Without these two qualities, I firmly believe, no meaningful learning is ever possible. One can learn things by rote, and regurgitate things when one needs to, but true understanding of a subject only comes when one genuinely believes that that subject is part of oneself, when, in the modern jargon, one assumes ownership of it. And a student achieves that, certainly in the arts and humanities, not by obediently copying down the ‘right’ answers (except, obviously, in matters of fact), but by questioning, by arguing, by hypothesizing, and, above all, by taking risks’

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