Social Sciences Teaching

Military officer in uniform, smiling, addresses Stanford class
Sep 29, 2015
These instructors of a counterinsurgency policy course took advantage of real-world events to design a simulation exercise for their students, specifying its learning goals and assessing its results.
Student speaking at mic, large blue UN symbol on screen behind him. Photo by Rod Searcey for Stanford VPTL.
Apr 21, 2015
A highly realistic two-day simulation of a UN Security Council meeting teaches students how to conduct international diplomacy.
Female grad student wearing VR headset stands, arms extended to the front, in VR lab; others watch
May 22, 2014
Jeremy Bailenson and Stanford's Virtual Human Interaction Lab have a vision for using virtual reality in education.
Sep 9, 2013
Profs. Berman and Zoback aim for students to understand the complexity of global issues and sustainability through readings and discussion
Learn more about how to align problem set design with student learning levels.
Learn more about first impressions, building community, and other useful considerations for the early days of a course.
Learn more about building students’ ability to develop creative, realistic, tangible solutions to sometimes difficult problems through teamwork.

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