I am a PhD student in the field of education and I enjoy reading SE questions to stimulate my mind when I need a break. I find academia to be one of my most frequently visited sites.
When reading questions, answers, and comments to questions of teaching practices I often see content I consider problematic given what is “known” (a word I will use loosely here) from research in educational psychology.
How do professors and lecturers learn to teach?
I do not mean this flippantly as I often see high-quality contributions on SE as well.
I suspect teaching courses as doctoral students is a consistent practice across fields, but I am curious to know what accompanies this in fields outside of education. What other resources are provided besides having professors and lecturers learn on the fly and make their own conceptions of what good teaching practices are?
I understand this may be largely field and institution dependent. I also am asking from a U.S. context, but I would be interested to know if the structure is noticeably different between countries.