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ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize Application Now Open

April 16, 2018

The ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize celebrates Harvard University instructors for their development and use of active learning exercises in their classes, and we would love to post a teaching activity you used in class to the website. Submitting your teaching activity allows other teachers to learn from your example and nominates you for our annual Teaching Innovator Prize.... Read more about ABLConnect Teaching Innovator Prize Application Now Open

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We moved!

January 12, 2018

The Bok Center's Learning Lab and other Science Center staff have moved to 50 Church Street, 3rd floor. Come visit us here!... Read more about We moved!

Innovative teaching is recognized

Innovative Teaching Recognized

March 29, 2017

Congratulations to Learning Lab faculty partner Elena Kramer on receiving the 2016 Fannie Cox Prize for Excellence in Science Teaching! Over the past two years, Kramer worked with Bok Center Media, Literacy, and Visualization Fellows Morgan Furze and Claire Meaders to develop creative assignments for her course.... Read more about Innovative Teaching Recognized

Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars

Announcing the 2017 Harvard Horizons Scholars

December 8, 2016
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
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Learning Lab

June 30, 2016

The first assignment, for the General Education course on “Primitive Navigation,” was for students to start at the John Harvard statue in the Yard, walk due west for what seemed 20 minutes with no tools or aids including a watch or phone, and see where they ended up.  Probably students had an inkling this wasn’t going to end well.  They would end up all over the greater Harvard Square area, knowing they were “lost.”  So what?

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Bok 40th

May 9, 2016

At the May 5 kick-off event for the Bok Center’s 40th anniversary celebration, former Harvard president Derek Bok recalled his first speech to the faculty, in 1971 when his term began, which he devoted to the subject of teaching.  Afterward Bok spoke to his friend the eminent physicist Gerald Holton, “and I asked him, Gerry, how did it go?  And he said, well, 80 percent of the faculty have given up on you.”

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