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10/04/95

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'Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching' series continues this fall

STANFORD -- Three of Stanford's most highly decorated teachers will discuss their classroom experiences this fall as the Center for Teaching and Learning's 20th anniversary lecture series, "Award-Winning Teachers on Teaching," resumes.

Professor Emeritus James March will open the series from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 12, in Room 450 of the Durand Building. March's talk will be on the subject "There Are No Poor Speakers, Only Poor Listeners."

March, professor emeritus of business, political science and sociology, received the Walter J. Gores Award for excellence in teaching at commencement last June.

Future speakers will be anthropologist William Durham, the Bing Professor in Human Biology, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2, on "Improving Teaching by Involving Students in Faculty Research," and Doug Osheroff, the J.G. Jackson and C.J. Wood Professor of Physics, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, on "Getting Inside Your Students' Heads."

Those talks also will be held in Room 450 of Durand. All the lectures are free and open to the community.

In addition to the talks on effective teaching, the Center for Teaching and Learning also is hosting two fall workshops on pedagogy. The first, "Keeping Students Motivated," will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 19. It will be followed by "Grading and Evaluation Issues," from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Both workshops are in Room 450 of Durand.

For more information, call the Center for Teaching and Learning at 723- 1326, or send e-mail to ea.ctl@forsythe.

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