We know from our days as students that a teacher who teaches without passion is something like food without salt or, more dramatically, nature without trees. We know that teaching without fire is unlikely to inspire learners, let alone keep them awake. Yet, as this issue of TCX explores, passion alone is insufficient if learners are to make advances in meaningful learning. Passion without knowledge, wisdom and compassion can in fact be more dangerous than having no passion at all!
We hope you'll be able to glean something from the featured articles here. We do not provide solutions to tutors on how to strike a balance between passion and the other necessary 'ingredients' for successful teaching. Instead we provide perspectives to enable each tutor to individually formulate their own lessons on how best to approach their tutorials and seminars where teaching with fire is concerned.