HILT Speaker Series: Debate as pedagogy


Monday, April 24, 2017, 4:00pm to 5:30pm


Boylston Hall 110 - Fong Auditorium

ORGANIZATION/SPONSOR:    Harvard Initiative for Learning and Teaching
- Eric Beerbohm, Professor of Government (FAS)
- Jill Lepore, David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History (FAS)
- Charles Nesson, Weld Professor of Law (HLS)
- Errikos Pitsos, Founder and CEO of Kialo
CONTACT INFO: hilt@harvard.edu
Debate as pedagogy: Practices, tools, and examples from Harvard faculty
Why and when should debate be used as a teaching and learning tool? Eric Beerbohm (government), Jill Lepore (history), and Charles Nesson (law) will share their experiences and approaches with debate in the classroom, including recent experimentation with Kialo, a web-based tool for structuring debate for both online and in-class contexts. The session will feature an interactive demonstration of Kialo, as well as ample time for Q&A. Attendees are encouraged to bring laptops or other electronic devices to participate in the demonstration.
LINK: hilt.harvard.edu

See also: Lecture