Barriers to reform

Presentation Date: 

Wednesday, April 21, 2004


Physics Brown Bag Seminar, University of Colorado (Boulder, CO)
Talk of changing the way we educate students is nothing new. Maxwell wrote in his letters about students failing to learn. Socrates said we should teach by questioning, not telling. Yet, changing the way we teach seems to be more difficult than moving a mountain. One of the main reasons may be that we misinterpret the signals students send us.