The story is a familiar one across college campuses:students stay up late into the night cramming weeks’ worth of material into one study session before the big exam, only to forget the material as soon as the exam is over.
I will share ideas learned from working with bright young students on designing every part of a class to serve the larger goal of teaching students to think at a higher level, keeping in mind that most learning happens outside the classroom.
In this talk I will discuss some of the issues faced by the Math Department in designing and teaching the Math 50 series. Many of these issues likely arise in any large course whose students are primarily not majoring in the discipline. These is
This talk meditates on the value of engagement -- a paradoxical term used to describe the situation of those who wish to marry as of those who do battle -- for successfull teaching and learning in the classroom.
As our teaching seeks more and more to prepare students for global citizenship, the role of field experiences and the benefits of the field for undergraduate and graduate students take on increased prominence. I share my practical experiences.
While there are many advantages to project-based courses, they are often labor-intensive and expensive. I will describe my experience with inexpensive, project-based courses with large enrollments (up to 100 students) that have been very successf
Instructional tools have changed dramatically over the last few decades. Students studying entrepreneurship today use technology -- including wikis, podcasts, videos, and blogs -- to interact with their peers and instructors in ways that would ha