Getting Students to Talk to Each Other: Group Exercises

As the semester grinds into gear, why not spice things up with a group exercise? Ye olde divide-and-discuss can elicit groans, but group exercises with a clear purpose can be a really effective tool for peer-to-peer learning. In his recent book review, Nathan Stein, Departmental Teaching Fellow in Statistics describes an exercise in which each…

Designing the Course of the Future: Report on Week 2

The Bok Center’s “Designing the Course of the the Future” seminar met for the second time this past week to tackle the problem of “knowledge” (for more information on the seminar, click here). Over the course of the session, one key theme that kept emerging was the connection between what we were terming “knowing” and…