Student Learning

Feb 21, 2013
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.
Jan 30, 2013
Claude Steele, Dean of the Graduate School of Education at Stanford, discusses his theory of stereotype threat, which examines how people from different groups, being threatened by different stereotypes, can have quite different experiences in the
Nov 29, 2012
Large lecture classes for beginning students are a fact of life.  Their scale offers huge rewards, like watching a large group of people taking command of a new toolkit for thinking.   It also offers (at least)  three challenges:  keeping students
Oct 31, 2012
Critical thinking skills, problem solving ability, effective communication, passion for a subject, leadership skills: Mentoring outside the class room provides unique opportunities to address these learning goals.  I present some thoughts on what
Feb 2, 2012
What difference does it make if we plan our courses around what we want our students to learn? And how can student learning send us back to the big questions of our disciplines?
Oct 30, 2008
Professor Erik Mazur Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University
May 1, 2008
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.
Apr 24, 2008
Teaching requires taking risks.  Prof.
Mar 6, 2008
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.

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