Interdisciplinary

Projects centered on interdisciplinary education or collaboration

SLab 2.0

Awardee: Alexander Rehding and Chris Danforth (FAS)

Summary: Awardee will upgrade and expand the Sound Studios Lab (SLab) to explore the medium of sound in teaching and learning.

Professor Rehding will build upon his previously awarded HILT grant to develop an enhanced version of the Sound Studios Lab with SLab 2.0, which will be more of a “lab” in the scientific sense: a space for experimentation and e... Read more about SLab 2.0

Evaluating methods of teaching and assessing critical thinking: A mixed methods study of faculty and students across Harvard University

Awardees: Margaret Hayes (HMS-BIDMC), Suzanne Cooper (HKS), Richard Schwartzstein (HMS), Amy Sullivan (HMS), and William Wisser (HGSE)

Summary: Awardees will conduct a mixed methods study analyzing the teaching and learning of critical thinking skills at Harvard—the differences in approaches across Schools, and faculty and student perceptions of critical thinking instruction and assessment.... Read more about Evaluating methods of teaching and assessing critical thinking: A mixed methods study of faculty and students across Harvard University

Bottom-up pedagogy

Awardees: Jon Hanson and Jacob Lipton (HLS)

Summary: Awardees will develop, expand, and improve a new approach to legal education (and higher education generally) that is more problem-oriented, team-driven, and experiential than are traditional and conventional pedagogical methods.

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New educational opportunities at Harvard through online behavioral research

Awardees: Ken Nakayama (FAS), Krzysztof Gajos (FAS/SEAS), Ryan Enos (FAS)

SummaryKen Nakayama (psychology), Krzysztof Gajos (computer science), and Ryan Enos (government) will create web-based modules for a variety of classroom contexts that can be utilized flexibly by students and instructors to actively participate in behavioral research.

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Sound studies

Awardee: Alexander Rehding (FAS)

Summary: Awardee plans to create a computer lab for sound analysis that could support a number of existing courses across several departments.... Read more about Sound studies

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