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Master Class with Eric Mazur

On Thursday, November 13, the fourth class in Harvard Graduate School of Education's Master Class series took place with Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Richard Light, Carl H. Pforzheimer, Jr. Professor of Teaching and Learning, will serve as the discussant. Mazur spoke to the Harvard EdCast about what could be expected from his entry in the Master Class series.

A live stream of Mazur's session, "Confessions of a Converted Lecturer," will be available beginning at 4 p.m. You can participate remotely in the polling using any web-enabled device. Point your browser to http://rwpoll.com and entering session ID: EMAZUR. (This session will begin running at the beginning of the Master Class.) Be sure to participate together with someone else so you have a discussion partner.

The video from our Master Class with Eric Mazur is now available. This, and all HGSE’s Master Classes, can be found on the Master Class playlist on HGSE’s YouTube channel.

Spring slate of HGSE Master Classes Announced

On Thursday, February 26, 2015 HGSE will welcome Dan Levy, senior lecturer in Public Policy at HKS, faculty chair of the Kennedy School's SLATE (Strengthening Learning and Teaching Excellence) initiative, and co-chair of the HarvardX research committee. Dan, who teaches courses in quantitative methods and program evaluation, has won multiple teaching awards throughout his career, including the Kennedy School’s Carballo Award. 

On Thursday, April 2, 2015 we are honored to be joined by Rakesh Khurana, Marvin Bower Professor of Leadership Development at HBS and Dean of Harvard College. Rakesh is an expert on the topic of teaching leadership, who has also won multiple awards for mentoring, advising, and teaching.

About HGSE Master Class
Master Class is a series at HGSE celebrating inspiring teaching in its many forms. Each event is 90 minutes in length and involves a demonstration of teaching followed by a reflective discussion with the participants. The “demonstration” part of the time is intended to be an authentic experience of learning for members of the audience, drawing on the faculty member’s chosen teaching approach and topic. The “reflection” part is a dialogue in which the faculty member shares his or her pedagogical assumptions, intentions, and moves, and engages in a discussion with the audience that “pulls back the curtain.” Each Master Class is open to the entire Harvard community. We invite you to join the conversation about HGSE Master Classes on Twitter using #hgsemc.

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