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The CFT keeps a variety of videos in both VHS and DVD formats in its library, including videos produced by the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning and tapes of past CFT events and workshops. Here is a sampling of the library’s video holdings.

  • A Private Universe (21 min) In this video by A Private Universe Project, several Harvard College graduates are interviewed just after commencement. They are asked to explain why we experience different seasons, and their explanations are woefully incorrect. The point is made that students are very good at maintaining misconceptions in the face of education to the contrary and that teachers don’t always know if their students are learning what they should be learning.
  • What Students Want (25 min) Online Preview “Teachers make assumptions about what motivates, excites, and frustrates their students. But how do students themselves view teaching? What do they find exciting and frustrating in the classroom? To help answer these questions, the Harvard University Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning interviewed over forty Harvard undergraduates in the spring of 1992. What Students Want presents their reflections on what facilitates learning, definitions of good and bad teachers, and the nature of the student-teacher partnership.” — from the video description
  • Race in the Classroom: The Multiplicity of Experience (19 min) Online Preview CFT Newsletter Review
  • Women in the Classroom: Cases for Reflection (27 min) Online Preview CFT Newsletter Review