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Why does pedagogy matter?

Why does pedagogy matter?

At the end of Week 1, Klaas asked you why you think it is important to know about educational principles when teaching a course.

In this video, Klaas will give his perspective on why pedagogy matters.

View Klaas’ profile on FutureLearn.


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