The Science of Learning

he Science of Learning:  From Thought to Discovery 

Friday, April 4, 2014
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Stony Brook 

Featured Speaker:  Dr. Eric Mazur 

Confessions of a Converted Lecturer

Join us on Friday, April 4th for the 6th Annual Teaching & Learning Colloquium, From Inquiry to Discovery: The Science of Learning. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Eric Mazur, physicist and educator at Harvard University. He is the author of Peer Instruction: A User's Manual, which explains how to teach large lecture classes interactively. He helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching: Promoting Better Learning Using Peer Instruction and Just-In-Time Teaching. For more information on Dr. Mazur's work and presentations, go to the Mazur Group at He will present his “Confessions of a Converted Lecturer” at the Colloquium. The day will consist of three sessions of topical presentations, Q & A with presenters and "table talk" to provide opportunity for discussion of ideas and collaboration.  


Dr. Eric Mazur, an internationally recognized scientist and researcher, leads a vigorous research program in optical physics and supervises one of the largest research groups in the Physics Department at Harvard University. Dr. Mazur devotes part of his research group's effort to education research and finding verifiable ways to improve science education. In 1990 he began developing Peer Instruction, a method for teaching large lecture classes interactively. Dr. Mazur's teaching method has developed a large following, both nationally and internationally, and has been adopted across many science disciplines.  Turn to Your Neighbor, his Peer Instruction blog and social network for innovative educators, is an active and growing global community on research-based pedagogies and learning technologies.


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