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Karen Huxtable-Jester , Ph.D.
School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences
To me, excellent teaching begins with deep respect for students, their goals and the experiences that have brought them to this particular point in their lives.
Our students are wonderfully bright and talented, and their desire to learn is inspiring. In every class, my fundamental goal is to bring about change in the ways students think about learning, development and motivation. To achieve deep and lasting change I must challenge students to question their current level of understanding and come to see that by evaluating assumptions, evidence and conclusions they can better understand ideas, and generate new ideas, that matter to their lives and goals.