The 2nd annual Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching Conference

Date: 

Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 8:30am to 5:45pm

The 2nd annual conference hosted by the Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching will focus on the framing question:

In this time of disruption and innovation for universities, what are the essentials of good teaching and learning?

Active engagement with focused, contrasting perspectives. In short (10-15 minute) presentations, speakers will offer complementary and potentially contradictory answers to the “essentials” question—for example, “perspective taking,” “effective studying,” “accountability,” “mastery,” “innovation,” and “preservation”—as well as concrete take-away recommendations. We anticipate these presentations will act as provocations for participants to reflect on their own answers to the framing question in a variety of ways. Each session will include facilitated audience interaction.

Connect with colleagues from across the university. Instructors, students, and administrative leaders from all Harvard schools will be invited to attend. One of our primary goals for the conference is to build community around teaching and learning, and we have designed opportunities for conference participants to interact substantively with each other across disciplinary and school perspectives.

Learn about innovative teaching and learning projects. We will highlight the ongoing activities of first-year Hauser Grant recipients as well as other projects and programs supported by HILT over the past year. We will also be announcing the structure and timing of the next round of the Hauser Grant Program.

Note: This event will be webcast live.

More information.