• CARMA TEACHING AND LEARNING SEMINAR
  • Speaker: Various Members, CARMA, The University of Newcastle
  • Title: Ideas for large class teaching from Eric Mazur
  • Location: Room V129, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle
  • Time and Date: 12:00 pm, Tue, 11th Jun 2013
  • Abstract:

    Presenters: Judy-anne Osborn, Ben Brawn, Mick Gladys.

    Eric Mazur is a Harvard physicist who has become known for the strategies that he introduced for teaching large first year service (physics) classes, in such a way that seems to improve the students' conceptual understanding of the material whilst not hurting their exam performance. The implementation of the ideas include the use of clicker-like technology (Mick Gladys will talk about his own implementation using mobile phones) as well as lower tech card-based analogues. We will screen a Youtube video showing Professor Mazur explain his ideas, and then describe how we have adapted some of them in maths and physics.


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