David Zarefsky, Professor of Communications at Northwestern University and Visiting Professor in the English Department at Harvard last year, reflects on the role speaking plays in education.
Michael Allen offers some advice for discussion leaders:
Can Harvard’s teachers learn something from American Idol? Perhaps! Professor of Physics John Huth offers some provocative reflections on the role presentations play in the classroom.
In the Spring of 2010, Christopher Krebs of Classics make public speaking a priority in his Freshman Seminar on Cicero. In this video, Professor Krebs and his students reflect on the role speaking plays in the learning process.
Teaching and learning are correlative and corresponding processes, as much so as selling and buying. One might as well say he has sold when no one has bought, as to say that he has taught when no one has learned. And in the educational transaction, the initiative lies with the learner even more than in commerce…