Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics at Harvard University. An internationally recognized scientist and researcher, he leads a vigorous research program in optical physics and supervises one of the largest research groups in the Physics Department at Harvard University. In 1990 he began developing Peer Instruction a method for teaching large lecture classes interactively. Dr. Mazur’s teaching method has developed a large following, both nationally and internationally, and has been adopted across many science disciplines. With the launch of the Peer Instruction Network, a recent Mazur group initiative, Peer Instruction now extends to other disciplines in the arts and humanities and continues to grow.
Dr. Mazur is author or co-author of 247 scientific publications and 12 patents. He is the author of Peer Instruction: A User’s Manual (Prentice Hall, 1997), a book that explains how to teach large lecture classes interactively. In 2006 he helped produce the award-winning DVD Interactive Teaching.
The Scientific Approach to Teaching
SALTISE Conference 2012