Highlights from Richard Cyr's Visit to Vanderbilt

As I mentioned here a few days ago, Richard Cyr (Biology, Penn State) visited Vanderbilt on Tuesday.  He gave two talks, one on faculty careers in the sciences, and one teaching large science classes.  I shared some highlights from the two talks on the new Vanderbilt Center for Teaching Twitter account as he was presenting.  You can see all of these tweets in one place right here.  We were glad to have Richard join us for the day!

Debate over Active Learning in College Physics

There's an interesting debate about the proper role of active learning in the college physics classroom going on here in response to a blog post by Diana Senechal about classroom response systems ("clickers") and the MIT TEAL classroom.

And by "interesting" I mean largely one-sided.  I thought that CIRTL folks might want to weigh in on the debate with a comment or two to provide additional perspectives.

Clickers in Upper-Division Physics

A couple of weeks ago, Stephanie Chasteen of the University of Colorado-Boulder shared a series of blog posts on teaching with classroom response systems ("clickers") in upper-division physics courses: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3 Read More »

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