Teaching and Learning: the Conversation Continues
With a series of discussions, the Faculty of Arts and Sciences renews its focus on teaching and learning.
With a presentation at a December 2010 faculty meeting and a recent discussion series, Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) Dean Michael D. Smith has brought pedagogy to the foreground, saying his goal is "to establish in the public consciousness" Harvard's position as "an undisputed leader in pedagogical and curricular excellence in America today.”
Read coverage of the three discussions:
- on "active learning" (February 11)
- on bringing a global perspective into the classroom (March 25)
- on teaching with collections (April 1)
Readers shared their memories of effective teaching at Harvard, and their suggestions for how Harvard could improve; a subset were reproduced in the May-June 2011 print issue. Read the full discussion and add your own memories and suggestions.
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