Dr. Mazur spoke about getting away from what he calls "the tyranny of the lecture". Very interesting discussion from a college professor who has revolutionized the way in which he approaches teaching at the university level. "Go from being the sage on stage to the guy on the side".
Dr. Mazur: "We all want our students to stand on our shoulders [and] solve the problems that have not been solved before". This keynote really addresses what Garth and I have talked about in the past; connecting learning with the "real-world". Dr. Mazur wants students' lives to reflect the learning process and take the experiences of life with them everywhere to become successful people. Dr. Mazur also spoke about notes and reading happening outside of the classroom...basically flip-teaching started 20 years ago. Check out our blog posts about using Computer-Side chats with students.