Eric Mazur: The Tyranny of the Lecture

Eric Mazur, the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University and Area Dean of Applied Physics, will be at UBC on June 7 to deliver a talk, The Tyranny of the Lecture.

In the early 1990s, Mazur realized that when he lectured, students only learned a small fraction of what he was trying to teach them. He developed the instructional methodology known as Peer Instruction which has been widely adopted and utilized across many countries, institutions and disciplines. Peer Instruction is a key technique to enhance student engagement and learning in large classes.

Date: Friday, June 7
Time: 2-4 p.m.
Place: Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, Victoria Learning Theatre 182 (map)
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