The need of teaching and learning more languages

Posted on Thu 07 November 2019 in languages, meta, teaching

For a second, stop to think about how many languages you know. With languages, I do not mean verbal languages: rather, any means of expressing thoughts and feelings, or of expressing a dialogue. I am here do advocate for the learning and teaching of more than just one.

Our western …

The reasons why mathematics teaching is failing

Posted on Fri 01 November 2019 in mathematics, teaching, meta

As a mathematics PhD student, I have seen a lot of mathematics teaching. I have been lucky enough to witness some (very) good teaching, but I have also been inflicted with so much bad teaching. Sometimes, I just wondered whether the people do even realize that their teaching is horrible …