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This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Readings and discussions include: teaching equations for understanding, designing exam and homework questions, incorporating histories of science, creating absorbing lectures, teaching for transfer, the evils of PowerPoint, and planning a course. The subject is appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.

At the end of each lesson, students completed feedback forms to comment on what worked and what was confusing during that lesson. At the start of the following lesson, I addressed these comments. In these video discussions, I have linked the lesson with its corresponding questions as a learning aid, even though I would not have been able to do so in real time. Due to technical difficulties, only a portion of lecture 1 is available for viewing.

Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering MIT

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This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Readings and discussions include: teaching equations for understanding, designing exam and homework questions, incorporating histories of science, creating absorbing lectures, teaching for transfer, the evils of PowerPoint, and planning a course. The subject is appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.

At the end of each lesson, students completed feedback forms to comment on what worked and what was confusing during that lesson. At the start of the following lesson, I addressed these comments. In these video discussions, I have linked the lesson with its corresponding questions as a learning aid, even though I would not have been able to do so in real time. Due to technical difficulties, only a portion of lecture 1 is available for viewing.

    • video
    Course Introduction

    Course Introduction

    • 3 min
    • video
    Lecture 1: General Principles of Teaching

    Lecture 1: General Principles of Teaching

    • 1 hr 25 min
    • video
    Lecture 2: Teaching equations

    Lecture 2: Teaching equations

    • 2 hrs 14 min
    • video
    Lecture 3: Taking account of misconceptions; avoiding rote learning

    Lecture 3: Taking account of misconceptions; avoiding rote learning

    • 1 hr 10 min
    • video
    Lecture 4: Designing homework and exam problems

    Lecture 4: Designing homework and exam problems

    • 1 hr 41 min
    • video
    Lecture 5: Course design

    Lecture 5: Course design

    • 1 hr 6 min

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