case-based learning

Defining learning objectives: Pre-semester, and all semester

Tony Gomez-IbanezJosé A. (Tony) Gómez-Ibáñez, Derek C. Bok Professor of Urban Planning and Public Policy, who holds appointments at the GSD and HKS, defines the learning objectives of his course prior to the start of the semester and references them to frame each individual class session: “I use the first five minutes to place each class in the course – ‘The last class we talked about X and today we want to see how those ideas might apply to Y.’”

Research: Optimally Interacting Minds

Findings suggest that collaboration can lead to overconfidence, making it especially important for individuals to communicate their level of confidence and be willing to consider new information.