June 2017

Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty

Why and when should debate be used as a teaching and learning tool? 

Professors Eric Beerbohm (government), Jill Lepore (history), and Charles Nesson (law) all use debate as pedagogical practice to inspire lively class discussion and enhance learning. They shared their experiences with different methods and supportive technology at the HILT Speaker Series events on Monday, April 24, 2017, where Errikos Pitsos also demonstrated the functionality of online debate tool Kialo. Key takeaways:... Read more about Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty