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 multiple sessions, participants from across the University experience the pedagogy of Harvard master teachers, 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. Each year’s seminar series is focused around a pedagogical theme. Previous years have included case teaching, experiential learning, and bringing the world into the classroom.
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)
Please join President Faust, Provost Alan Garber, FAS Dean Mike Smith, and GSAS Dean Xiao-Li Meng as the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences celebrates the power of new ideas — and the talent and innovation of the scholars who are generating them.
Featuring short talks by the 2014 Horizon Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas represent the best new thinking in their disciplines.