Connected Teaching: Relationships, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education
An ongoing quest to understand relationship as a central force in teaching
Connected Teaching explores teaching as a relational practice – a practice wherein connection and disconnection with students, power, identity, and emotion shape the teaching and learning endeavor. I describe moments of energetic deep learning and what makes these powerful moments happen. I call on readers to be open to and seek relationship, understand their own socio-cultural identity (and how this shapes internal experience and the ways in which they are met in the world), and vigilantly explore and recognize emotion in the teaching endeavor.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Harriet L. Schwartz, PhD is the author of Connected Teaching: Relationship, Power, and Mattering in Higher Education (Stylus, 2019). She is at the forefront of applying Relational Cultural Theory (RCT) to teaching and learning in higher education. Harriet is Professor of Relational Practice and Higher Education in Antioch University’s PhD in Leadership and Change program