Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Barriers in STEM Disciplines

I thought this was interesting. Since most of you are in in some STEM discipline, I wonder if any of you experienced discouragement in pursuing your field from faculty.

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Excellence Without a Soul: A Conversation about Undergraduate Education w\Harry Lewis

You might find this presentation/discussion by/with Harry Lewis interesting. It touches on several of our course themes. Do note that you can speed it up with the button in the middle of the playbar.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Group Genius

I'm now reading a book called Group Genius, by Keith Sawyer, the featured speaker at the Active Learning Retreat held last week. He conceives of learning like a collaboration of jazz musicians or performance of an improvisation theater group or like a well functioning team on a basketball court. I wonder if any of you have had such an experience and feeling (it is called Flow) and if you've had it in the context of any courses you've taken.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Do Students Read the Trib During Break?

I wonder how many students are aware of this, if not from the Tribune than from some other source.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Did We Engage in Critical Pedagogy?

I thought this piece interesting and relevant. Some of you at the beginning of the course thought about effective change in political terms. Perhaps we should have explored that more.