Eric Mazur Video-Lecture

Posted by @natasabrouwer on Oct. 5, 2021, 3:04 p.m. Contact: @natasabrouwer
This event is in the past
Nov. 26, 2015, 3:30 p.m.
Science Park, C4.174


From 23-27 November Prof. Eric Mazur (Harvard University) visits several Dutch Universities for a ‘Tour de Mazur’. His lecture Assessment – The Silent Killer of Learning given at the Universityof Groningen on November 26 at 15.30-17.00 will be broadcasted live and interactively at the Science Park.

Target group: lecturers and programme directors and all others who are interested in this subject.
Organisation: in collaboration of ICTO-FNWI and HvA Academie.
Registration (required): (completed)

Link of this video:

Photos from the live broadcasting of the lecture in Science Park
Photos N.Brouwer


  • 15.00: Welcome in the lecture room
  • 15.15: Introduction Andy Pimentel
  • 15.30: Eric Mazur (from Groningen): Assessment – The Silent Killer of Learning
    Abstract: Why is it that stellar students sometimes fail in the workplace while dropouts succeed? One reason is that most, if not all, of our current assessment practices are inauthentic. Just as the lecture focuses on the delivery of information to students, so does assessment often focus on having students regurgitate that same information back to the instructor. Consequently, assessment fails to focus on the skills that are relevant in life in the 21st century. Assessment are part of the ""hidden curriculum"" as it is an important driver of students' study habits. Unless we rethink our approach to assessment, it will be very difficult to produce a meaningful change in education. (see the short video here below)
  • 17.00-17.15: Break
  • 17.15-18.15: Reflection on the lecture (with refreshments)
  • 18.15: Closing

Video Announcement of the lecture in Groningen by Eric Mazur:


About Eric Mazur
Eric Mazur is a Harvard Professor of Physics and Applied Physics and a world known education innovator (Mazur Group). His teaching method “Peer instruction” that incorporates interactive pedagogy into a large classroom which substantially improves learning is world famous. See in Starfish in See also Peer instruction with more information about it, video about this method by Eric Mazur and some references.

University of Groningen link:

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