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Saturday, November 06, 2010

The dangers of classroom teaching

Recently, I had an opportunity to give a speech at the American Society of Engineering Education's 2010 Frontiers in Engineering Conference, titled "The Dangers of Classroom Teaching". I talked about some of the experiences that lead me to pursue a career in academia, and my growing beliefs about how best to learn and share learning.

A transcript of the talk can be found here:

I know it comes across to some as idealistic and utopian, and many are skeptical about the practicality of implementing such ideas. But it is too easy to accept the way things are, and the system we have now is too far from perfect to be so complacent about it.

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