Less Lecturing, More Learning

The current issue of Harvard Magazine includes a profile of Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics Eric Mazur, who is among those leading efforts to transform the way Harvard students learn. Professor Mazur has long been an advocate of the use of clickers and pioneered the implementation of peer instruction. (Also featured in the article…

Around the Web: The Lecture of the Future (and the Future of the Lecture)

American Radio Works recently released a thorough reconsideration of the traditional lecture, featuring science professors, among them Harvard Physics Professor Eric Mazur, who have completely altered their classroom structures, and a school (the University of Minnesota Rochester) that stakes its radical new curriculum on what cognitive science tells us about how people learn. Called “Don’t…