Teaching & education

Leader of the Band

Russell Gavin, the new director of Stanford’s famously irreverent student scatter band, reflects on what makes the group special, how they are doing in the wake of a suspension that resulted in organizational changes and what the future holds.

Textbooks influence view of Afghan females

The characterizations of Afghan females in school textbooks were heavily influenced by the country’s political regimes, according to a Stanford study. The researchers say it’s evidence of how a nation can use textbooks to influence children’s view on women’s place in society.

Ancient Rome and its influence on USA examined in new class

Stanford Humanities Institute offered a new course to its latest cohort of high school students on the rise and fall of ancient Rome and its legacies in order to underline the importance of studying the classical world.

Spreading life design thinking to other universities

Educators from across the country gathered at the d.school to learn how design thinking can help students’ career development. Dave Evans of the Design Program is co-founder of the Life Design Lab, which hosted the event.

Annotation tool helps students beyond Stanford

Lacuna, a free online annotation platform developed at Stanford, promotes collaborative learning and interdisciplinary conversations. The platform is being used at higher education institutions around the world.