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Eckerd College

Spring 2022 Faculty Book Group

Co-sponsored with the Center for Spiritual Life

For this inaugural Eckerd College Faculty Reading Group we selected the new book by José Antonio Bowen, Teaching Change: How to Develop Independent Thinkers Using Relationships, Resilience, and Reflection (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021).

We convened the reading group with happy hour beverages and snacks from 4:00 to 5:00 pm on Wednesday afternoons in February and March 2022

  • February 16, 2022
  • March 2, 2022
  • March 16, 2022

Read more about the book on the Johns Hopkins Press website:

“Learning something new—particularly something that might change your mind—is much more difficult than most teachers think. Because people think with their emotions and are influenced by their communities and social groups, humans tend to ignore new information unless it fits their existing worldview. Thus facts alone, even if discussed in detail, typically fail to open minds and create change. In a world in need of graduates who can adapt to new information and situations, we need to renew our educational commitment to producing flexible and independent thinkers.”

Bowen is the author of Teaching Naked (2014) and was one of the panelists in the Webinar Launch Event for the Nielsen Center (September 30, 2022).

Teaching Change book cover


Thomas Pearson, Director