Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Art of Teaching

Much of our competence, and for that matter even the interest we have, in a subject is down to how well we were taught that subject. A good teacher has a profound influence on the capabilities and performance of his pupils in life. Science and engineering education is no exception. With my sights set on taking up teaching and research as a career, I'm always impressed when I come across someone who is exceptional and creative in his pedagogical methods. 

Recently, thanks to YouTube, I stumbled upon a few lectures from one such gifted teacher, Professor Walter Lewin, who teaches Physics at MIT. His methods are truly worth emulating as the following video would testify.

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With several universities across the world opening up their lecture halls to the world, by providing free access to recorded lectures, the enthusiastic student of today has an invaluable resource to tap from.

Here are a few such links from generous universities:

10 comments:

  1. Glad to know that you have charted out such a course for your future. Many congrats and all the best. 'It is the job of the right man to provide training to the artisan' :-)

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  2. @indisch
    Thanks a ton! The wishes do mean a lot to me :-)

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  4. Thank you for this beautiful blog. At least, for a student, inspiration instils into her/his mind the solidarity of profundity. As a teacher, I want to thank you again.

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  5. lalit add this link to your list.
    http://academicearth.org/

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  6. @ Anonymous
    Thanks a lot for sharing the link. I've added the same to the list at the bottom of the post.

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  7. That was an amazing link Lalit ! Thanks for sharing it ! Here is wishing you all the very best for your teaching and research career!

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  8. @ Karthik: Glad that you liked it and thanks for your valuable wishes :)

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  9. wow amazing teacher... really ! his passion is clearly visible and that gets across to his audience ! - SP(guess who)

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