Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering
by Sanjoy Mahajan
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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.
|1||VideoCourse Introduction||--||2/3/12||Free||View In iTunes|
|2||VideoLecture 1: General principles of teaching||--||12/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|3||VideoLecture 2: Teaching equations||--||12/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|4||VideoLecture 3: Taking account of misconceptions; avoiding rote learning||--||12/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|5||VideoLecture 4: Designing homework and exam problems||--||12/21/09||Free||View In iTunes|
|6||VideoLecture 5: Course design||--||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|7||VideoLecture 6: Teaching interactively in large and small groups||--||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|8||VideoLecture 7: Lecture planning and performing||--||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|9||VideoLecture 8: Teaching with blackboards and slides||--||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|10||VideoLecture 9: Political barriers to educational change||--||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|
|11||VideoLecture 10: Course summary and your questions||--||1/25/10||Free||View In iTunes|