Eric Mazur is the Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and Area Chair of Applied Physics at Harvard University. He is also a faculty member at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Mazur is well known for his decades of innovation within science undergraduate teaching, particularly for his use of peer instruction as an alternative to the lecture-driven class. His featured course, AP50: Physics as a Foundation for Science and Engineering, is a one-year, team- and project-based introduction to physics. In the course, Mazur assigns students to small groups and challenges them to solve real-life problems using fundamental physics concepts.
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