Active Learning: MSE 220 Fall 2013

MSE 220 is the introductory course in Materials Science and Engineering. Usually this is a traditional lecture course. This past term we eliminated lectures, did not give exams or grade the homework. Yet, the students worked just as hard and learned more than in the traditional course. This video describes our approach and contains several interviews with students and the instructional staff. A detailed description of the course can be found at: 

This work was supported by the University of Michigan's Office of the Provost as part of the Third Century Initiative. The pedagogical approach was developed by Professor Eric Mazur at Harvard University. Their help was greatly appreciated.