Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering

Drawing of a young lady or an old woman depending on your point-of-view.

"My Wife and My Mother-In-Law" by William Ely Hill, 1915. Teachers help students see patterns. (Source: Wikimedia Commons.)


MIT Course Number

5.95J / 6.982J / 7.59J / 8.395J / 18.094J

As Taught In

Spring 2009



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Course Features

Course Description

This participatory seminar focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for teaching science and engineering in higher education. This course is designed for graduate students interested in an academic career, and anyone else interested in teaching. Readings and discussions include: teaching equations for understanding, designing exam and homework questions, incorporating histories of science, creating absorbing lectures, teaching for transfer, the evils of PowerPoint, and planning a course. The subject is appropriate for both novices and those with teaching experience.

Archived Versions

Mahajan, Sanjoy. 5.95J Teaching College-Level Science and Engineering, Spring 2009. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/chemistry/5-95j-teaching-college-level-science-and-engineering-spring-2009 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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