Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

General interest seminar

Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

  • Event time: 3:45pm
  • Event date: 1st April 2011
  • Speaker: (Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, Harvard University)
  • Location: International Centre for Mathematical Sciences, 15 South College Street

Event details

Abstract: "I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and how it has improved my students' performance significantly."

Event resources

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