Talking About Teaching Series

    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.

    March 5, 2014

    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

    March 12, 2014

    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

    March 26, 2014

    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

    Watch video of 2012-2014 sessions here.

    For more information about past sessions, please visit the Talking About Teaching archives.

    Supported by the Harvard Initiative for Learning & Teaching (HILT)