(Really) learning physics

physics professor with undergraduates In May, the Minerva Academy named Harvard University physicist Eric Mazur the inaugural recipient of its $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education. In particular, the announcement recognized Mazur's dedicated role in the development of an innovative teaching practice known as "peer instruction." Since Mazur first conceived of peer instruction, the Division of Undergraduate ... More at http://www.nsf.gov/discoveries/disc_summ.jsp?cntn_id=132055&WT.mc_id=USNSF_51&WT.mc_ev=clickThis is an NSF News item.