Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering

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MIT Course Number

5.95J / 6.982J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J / 1.95J / 2.978J

As Taught In

Fall 2012



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Course Description

This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Topics include theories of adult learning; course development; promoting active learning, problem-solving, and critical thinking in students; communicating with a diverse student body; using educational technology to further learning; lecturing; creating effective tests and assignments; and assessment and evaluation. Students research and present a relevant topic of particular interest. The subject is appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.

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Janet Rankin. 5.95J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering, Fall 2012. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), http://ocw.mit.edu (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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