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Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Changing of the Guard

I couldn't tell you how many conversations I've had over the years with fellow students about how awful teaching is in physics courses. This is especially true with first year classes, where 300 or more students are piled into a giant theatre and a professor writes unintelligible equations on the blackboard. I myself remember how hard it was to keep up with the notes, and then not understand them at all when I went to study for an exam. Unfortunately, this is a common theme, even in graduate level classes.

Well, it sounds like MIT and other universities in the US have finally realized that things need to change. Take a look at this article to learn more. Thanks to Hana over at Teach Me Science for posting the link on Facebook.