Salvador Rodriguez-Lopez: Some (personal) small-group-based experiences teaching Mathematics

Tid: Fr 2019-02-22 kl 11.00 - 12.00

Föreläsare: Salvador Rodriguez-Lopez

Plats: Room 306, House 6, Kräftriket, Department of Mathematics, Stockholm University 

Abstract: A great part of Mathematics research is carried out in research-teams, where the social interaction of the members is fundamental for developing new ideas and tools, as well as learning new tools and techniques. Besides, the peer-review of our work is the fundamental mechanism that we have as a community to ensure scientific progress. Thus, this social peer-learning and interaction shapes our identity as Mathematicians.
So, it seems natural to bring this part of our identity as a community into our teaching, by for instance organising courses around small-group activities and borrowing ideas from the TBL approach (Team Based Learning). In this seminar, I will present some experiences (and frustrations) regarding putting this idea into practice. The examples will include MM5021 (campus & online), MM7004.