TALKING ABOUT TEACHING is a University-wide seminar that explores pedagogical connections across disciplines and Schools. Designed by faculty for faculty, this seminar series showcases the work of Harvard master teachers through demonstrations of their pedagogy and discussions of its broader applications.
In four two-hour sessions, participants from across the University experience the pedagogy of one teacher, followed by a discussion – led by a faculty member from a different School – in which the seminar’s participants explore uses of the demonstrated method in their own classrooms.
Previous pedagogical themes have included case teaching, experiential learning, bringing the world into the classroom, and feedback for learning.
Faculty master teachers are drawn from across the University and have included:
Keith Baker (HMS), Karen Brennan (GSE), Eleanor Duckworth (GSE), Diana Eck (FAS, HDS), William Fisher (HLS), Laura Frahm (FAS), Lani Guinier (HLS), Michael Hays (GSD), Ronald Heifetz (HKS), Nancy Kane (HSPH), Joel Katz (HMS), Hisa Kuriyama (FAS), Robert Lue (FAS), Joshua Margolis (HBS), Eric Mazur (FAS), Todd Rakoff (HLS), Dimitar Sasselov (FAS), Helen Shields (HMS), and Laurel Ulrich (FAS).
Fall 2014 Talking About Teaching series
All four sessions will meet on Thursday afternoons from 3:30 – 5:30 on October 9th, October 23rd, November 6th, and November 13th. Registration for this year’s series will open soon.
Spring 2014 Talking About Teaching series
Theme: Feedback for learning
The three seminars in the Feedback for Learning series will progress as a sequence from feedback to individual students, to larger group feedback dynamics, ending with how instructors can incorporate feedback from student learning.
Session theme: Individual feedback
Hisa Kuriyama, Reischauer Institute Professor of Cultural History; Chair of the Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Laura Frahm, Assistant Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
Pamela Pollock, Assistant Director of Programs for International Teaching Fellows, Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning
Session theme: Group feedback
Keith Baker, Associate Professor of Anaesthesia, massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
William W. Fisher, WilmerHale Professor of Intellectual Property Law; Faculty Director, Berkman Center for Internet and Society, Harvard Law School
Joel Katz, Associate Professor of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical school
Session theme: Instructor feedback
Karen Brennan, Assistant Professor of Education, Graduate School of Education
Dimitar Sasselov, Phillips Professor of Astronomy; Director of the Harvard Origins of Life Initiative, Faculty of Arts & Sciences
For more information about past sessions, please visit the Talking About Teaching archives.
Supported by the Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching (HILT)