A Caterpillar Morphs into a Butterfly

  • Stephanie Lyu Rhee Youngstown State University

Abstract

Teaching connotes more than disseminating knowledge. Teaching opens up students’ habitual cocoons and exposes them to new ideas and ways of thinking so that students are encouraged to question and challenge their established assumptions, knowledge, values, and/or beliefs. I believe such metamorphosis can occur in our students and, as a teacher, I can be the essential and integral part of such a transforming process. However, metamorphosis can also be a two-way process between teacher and student. This paper is also about my own journey of awakening.

Author Biography

Stephanie Lyu Rhee, Youngstown State University

Department of Social Work

Assistant Professor

Published
2017-10-12
How to Cite
RHEE, Stephanie Lyu. A Caterpillar Morphs into a Butterfly. Reflections: Narratives of Professional Helping, [S.l.], v. 22, n. 3, p. 18-21, oct. 2017. ISSN 1080-0220. Available at: <http://www.reflectionsnarrativesofprofessionalhelping.org/index.php/Reflections/article/view/1464>. Date accessed: 17 nov. 2017.

Keywords

teaching; students' learning; transformation; social work