Student are challenged to think about the meaning of democracy by evaluating whether section is democratic. This discussion led to the installation of several semester-long democratic tools.... Read more about Is Section Democratic?
The entire course Reinventing Boston: The Changing American City is an active learning experience. Framed as a study of how American cities have changed, the class involves three neighborhood visits.... Read more about Boston Neighborhood Visits
This open-ended project sends groups of students to interview non-profit or community organizations dealing with racial, ethnic or migration issues. Groups write final papers integrating their own and other groups' experiences, in addition to the class readings.... Read more about Project on the American Racial Order
In this repeating activity, clickers are used in lecture to test for understanding and encourage participation. Professor David Harrington uses "clicker questions" 3 times per lecture to engage students directly with material.... Read more about Clickers in Statistics
Every aspect of Math 121 is highly interactive: Students spend most of class time working in groups on problems and they then present their work and discuss as a class. Each student is responsible for some part of the in-class problems.... Read more about Interactive Group Math
In Math 152, Professor Paul Bamberg and his co-teacher structured the class in a seminar format, where students did mini-lectures for each other in class and critiqued each other content as well as style.... Read more about Student Math Presentations
In the 2008 offering of Math 154, Professor Paul Bamberg had small weekly sections where students prepared problems from the textbook in advance, which they presented for each other.... Read more about Section Presentations