by Alexis Harrison One way to bring material alive in a section discussion is to invite a guest speaker to talk directly with students about the material you are covering. In practice, it is hard to arrange for “experts” to visit classes in person, but many people are willing to take the time to talk to…
In this video, shot a few years ago by the Bok Center, Professor David Malan emphasizes the importance of encouraging active participation in lectures. – David J. Malan is a Senior Lecturer on Computer Science at Harvard University. He teaches the popular computer science course CS50.
“To be able to be caught up into the world of thought—that is educated.” – Edith Hamilton
ABLConnect is an online active learning resource database. It was started in early 2012 by Assistant Professor Dustin Tingley and Ph.D. student Leslie Finger as part of the Program on Experience Based Learning that Tingley directs at the Institute for Quantitative Social Science here at Harvard. Tingley and Finger, both ex-high school teachers, are associated with the Department of Government…
Rebekah Maggor speaks about speaking with authority by incorporating presentation skills. — Rebekah is the former director of the program for speaking in learning at the Bok Center.
“It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.” - Aristotle
Each semester, the Bok Center awards some of Harvard’s most accomplished Teaching Fellows the Harvard University Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, and the Harvard University Certificate of Teaching Excellence to outstanding Preceptors and Lecturers. Here is the list of recipients for Fall, 2012. Congratulations to them and a hearty “hear hear!” for all the dedicated…
“You can never be overdressed or overeducated.” – Oscar Wilde
“It is in fact a part of the function of education to help us escape, not from our own time — for we are bound by that — but from the intellectual and emotional limitations of our time.” – T.S. Eliot
“A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” – Henry B Adams