Teaching With Enthusiasm in Cross-Cultural Perspective

20 Minute Research Presentation

Presenter(s):

Hugo De Burgos – UBC Okanagan

Abstract:

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.