Join the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning as we showcase projects and innovations across the Harvard teaching community. Our community of students, scholars, and staff will be sharing what we have done and learned this year, though hands-on demonstrations, videos, and poster presentations.
On 12 May, the Bok Center held its annual Spring Showcase, inviting friends and colleagues from around the university and beyond to experience some of the dozens of innovative projects and initiatives that Bok launched during the 2016–2017 academic year.... Read more about Sampling innovations in teaching and learning
In the November 2017 issue of Harvard Magazine, Harvard President Drew Faust reflects on the ways that we measure and evaluate the success (and value) of a Harvard education, and highlights the Bok Center's efforts to innovate undergraduate pedagogy:... Read more about Measuring an Education
Zach Nowak, a Bok Center Departmental Teaching Fellow, brought the canned meat product Spam to the first day of section for a course on American food history.
Spam, first created in the United States in the late 1930s and used to fuel troops during the Second World War, has since fallen out of favor, going the way of ersatz coffee as a food most people would probably rather avoid if given the choice. Today, Spam often conjures up associations of tastelessness and poor quality rivaled only, perhaps, by Dickensian gruel.
It came as no surprise to Nowak, then, when his...
The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences recently announced the 2017 Horizons Scholars, eight PhD students whose ideas, innovations, and insights have the potential to reshape their disciplines. These students have been selected by the Harvard Horizons Faculty Fellows as representatives of the high aspirations and the extraordinary achievements of Harvard University’s PhD programs.... Read more about Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars