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Editor(s)

Anne Rosenwald
Editor Degrees: 

BA Biochemistry Hood College

PhD Biochemistry The Johns Hopkins University 

About Teaching and Course Source: 

My teaching philosophy has changed radically over the nearly 20 years of I've been involved in undergraduate teaching.  When I started, I lectured the students, because that was the way I had been taught during my own training.  But I was always frustrated by the fact that many students didn't seem to understand the underlying concepts.  Gradually, I realized that for many students, if not all, doing was more powerful than listening.  So now I'm working to decrease the amount of time I lecture and instead increase the amount of time students get to practice, work on problems, struggle with readings, etc.  That's why I wanted to get involved in CourseSource, because CourseSource promotes that same philosophy.  

Mark Pauley
Editor Degrees: 

B.S. University of Florida

M.S. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Ph.D. University of Nebraska--Lincoln

About Teaching and Course Source: 

I have over fifteen years of experience teaching in a college environment mostly at the undergraduate level. Although I teach both lower- and upper-division courses, I particularly enjoy freshman-level, introductory classes. I believe that it is important to create an open and supportive classroom environment so that students feel comfortable taking risks and challenging themselves. I am a strong proponent of active learning methods and use a variety of pedagogical techniques to encourage discussion and interaction in the classroom. For example, I have recently been experimenting with a flipped-classroom approach.

I am excited by the goals of and philosophy behind CourseSource and wanted to contribute to its success.