Professor Eric Mazur speaks on “Confessions of a converted lecturer”, May 11

My husband and I are planning to go this lecture (though we won’t be able to make the dinner). According to my astrophysicist friend he is “awesome” and “very, very cool” and she highly recommended I go. Hopefully we’ll see you there.

Guest speaker Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics

“Confessions of a converted lecturer”

Date: Friday, May 11, 2012, 18.00 hrs (with dinner), lecture only 19:45

Cost: dinner and lecture, €60, lecture only, €15

Location: Leiden Universiteit Facultyclub (Academiegebouw),
Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden

Eric writes about the subject of his lecture:

“I thought I was a good teacher until I discovered my students were just memorizing information rather than learning to understand the material. Who was to blame? The students? The material? I will explain how I came to the agonizing conclusion that the culprit was neither of these. It was my teaching that caused students to fail! I will show how I have adjusted my approach to teaching and how it has improved my students’ performance significantly”

For full information and how to register see the Ivy Circle listing.

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