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May 26th, 2014
 
Nanophotonics professor recognized for education innovation
 
Eric Mazur of Harvard University has been awarded the Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education for his “significant contributions to improving higher education.”
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Mazur was recognized by the Minerva Academy of San Francisco for his development of Peer Instruction, a renowned teaching method that incorporates interactive pedagogy into the classroom. He is the Balkanski professor of physics, applied physics and nanophotonics, and area dean for applied physics at Harvard’s School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS).

Peer Instruction is a question-based active learning technique that was created as an alternative to the traditional lecture-style class, and has been recognized worldwide for driving dramatic improvements in student learning outcomes.

To read more: http://www.photonics.com/Article.aspx?AID=56241


 
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