Shifting the Lens from Effectiveness to Faithfulness in Learning Design
When our teaching focuses entirely on learning outcomes, we can become narrowly focused on seeing our students as skillsets. This can lead us to break learning into smaller and smaller parts so that we can successfully measure student "success." But if, as Palmer emphasizes, we see ourselves as more than the sum of our skillsets, we will be able to ask questions in our learning design process that help us connect the core of who we are as educators to the larger mysteries of our content areas. This creates learning experiences that are rich, meaningful, and highly motivating.