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Applied Math Activity

Activity: Applied Math Activity

Submitted by Sarah Lams, Applied Math

Goal/s:

  1. To enable students to effectively formulate and communicate mathematical ideas, and to engage with challenging mathematical concepts in a supportive classroom environment.
  2. To gain confidence as mathematical thinkers through practicing math problems in class

Class: AM147 – Applied Math, Nonlinear Dynamical Systems

Quick Polling for Data Assessments

Activity: Intro to Data Science Lecture

Submitted by Rafael A. Irizarry, Public Health

Goal/s:

  • To allow both the student and the teaching staff to gauge if the lecture material is being understood.

 Class: BIO 260 –Introduction to Data Science

Introduction/Background: This in-class activity is part of a Biostatistics course that incorporates assessment questions throughout the lecture as an activity-based learning technique.

Hunger Challenge - Living on SNAP

Activity: Hunger Challenge - Living on SNAP

Submitted by Carla Cevasco, Humanities  

Goal/s:

  • To give Harvard/other college students, most of whom have never experienced food insecurity first-hand, a taste of the mental labor of living on Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.
  • To provide Harvard/ other college students a more grounded way to imagine living in poverty and coping with food insecurity

Class: HIST 60T – The History of Hunger

Community Service & Education

Activity: Community Service & Education

Submitted by Ariane Liazos, Social Sciences

Goal/s:

  • To better understand the values and assumptions that underlie contemporary models of engaged universities. 
  • To help students develop a fuller understanding of their role as a student, a volunteer, and a member of a larger community.

Class: Social Studies 68ec – Education and Community in America

Introduction/Background:

Clinical Trials Smackdown

This activity teaches skills in critical assessment of the peer-reviewed published literature.  It focuses on analysis of clinical trials in mental health, but the principles and methods are readily generalizable to other scientific literature.  The “Smackdown” approach represents an augmentation of the traditional “journal club” mode of teaching critical scientific reading skills.

Baroque Gestures Activity

Students learn about the importance of gestures in baroque opera through viewing and practicing them.

Goals:

  • to teach students that baroque opera involved body movement as well as music, and that physical motion and musical material were intimately linked in the 17th and 18th centuries
  • to demonstrate how stage gesture can affect one's interpretation of an opera scene.

Class: Music 97a: Music History and Repertory: Medieval to Baroque

Action Learning in Strategies for Sustainability Management

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