The Trends Report

Teaching Revival

Fresh attention to the classroom may actually stick this time

Courtesy of Harvard U.

Peter Galison, a professor of history of science at Harvard U., found that his traditional 
lectures weren’t reaching today’s students. “We’re at a moment in which there is no dogma 
about what’s going to work,” he says.
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Big changes in the classroom were on the way, according to an authoritative report by the federal government.

Experts were realizing that disciplinary expertise and research prowess were no guarantee that a professor could teach. Some colleges were...

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