Teaching With Enthusiasm in Cross-Cultural Perspective
20 Minute Research Presentation
Hugo De Burgos – UBC Okanagan
Teaching Evaluations in most universities in Canada include in its student’s survey a question on the “Enthusiasm Shown for Subject Matter”. Pragmatically, however, “being enthusiastic” and “showing enthusiasm” are two separate experiences. This research explores cross-cultural strategies for enthusiastic teaching that range from overt cheerful excitement to solemn and ceremonious pedagogical styles.