Harvard Conference Seeks to Jolt University Teaching

A conference on Havard’s new initiative for learning and teaching was held which featured demonstrations of innovative approaches to teaching. The conference, prompted by the growth of online and for-profit providers which seemed to have challenged classroom experience, and the fact that teaching on most college campuses had not changed much despite increasing awareness on how students learn, discussed the problems of traditional lecture and the misconceptions about teaching and learning of both students and faculty members. It also discussed the effective ways to improve learning, including assessment and writing.

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