Eric Mazur’s “Confessions of a converted lecturer”

Eric Mazur’s seminar “Confessions of a converted lecturer” is now ready as a podcast. Download the podcast here.

The seminar was sponsored by the Centre for Learning and Professional Development. In the seminar Professor Mazur spoke about how changing his approach to teaching significantly improved the perfomance of his students.

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

Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University.

2 thoughts on “Eric Mazur’s “Confessions of a converted lecturer”

  1. Looking forward to hearing this on my next bike-ride!

    I was absolutely blown away by Eric’s talk to IPAS on his work in bleeding edge photonics work that could soon ‘flip the bit’ on electronics in computing.

    Eric is on twitter at:
    http://twitter.com/eric_mazur

    From where you will find such interesting links as:
    http://audioboo.fm/profile/BetweenTheButtons – his interviews in Adelaide

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WwslBPj8GgI – his (now popular) ‘confessions of… talk’

    and (my fav)

    http://ipasadelaide.wordpress.com/2010/01/19/prof-eric-mazur-visits-ipas/ – his brilliant research focussed talk to IPAS

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