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Jed Lyons

Teaching Excellence Seminar:
Mistaken Assumptions That Mislead Beginning Teachers

Jed Lyons
Faculty Director, Center for Teaching Excellence, University of South Carolina
Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of South Carolina
September 15, 2008


"Teaching is a gift. The importance and relevance of content will be intuitively obvious to students. Teach the class you’d like to take." Such assumptions are mistaken and can make it difficult to teach effectively. Join us to discuss these and other assumptions and get on the right track for teaching excellence.

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About the Presenter

Jed Lyons is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering and the Faculty Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence. His research on materials science and on engineering education has generated more than $6M in funding and been disseminated by over 50 articles and 70 presentations. His honors include the receipt of the Joseph M. Bedenbach Distinguished Service Award (2006), Samuel Litman Distinguished Professor Award (2004), and Michael J. Mungo Teaching Award (2003). His passion is developing active learning experiences for learners of all ages.

This seminar is sponsored by the Center for Teaching Excellence. For more information, please visit, e-mail or call 803-777-8322.

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