Friday, April 10, 2009
A few days ago, we blogged about a really interesting teaching idea pioneered by science professors seeking to help their students learn a difficult concept by having them draw it. The technique is called "Picturing to Learn." The post resulted in a very lively discussion on the AALS Teaching Methods listserv.
Well, scientists have just raised the bar yet again on innovative teaching and this time the record may stand for a long time. A group of researchers working on the Hadron Super-collider (you know, the one that people feared might destroy the earth by sucking it into a black hole) have created the "particle physics rap." The thing is - it's pretty darn effective at explaining the subject. Not only that, but you can dance to it!
It's pretty def, don't you agree? (or do I mean dope?)
Will legal writing profs up the ante by composing the Blue Book rap?
Hat tip to Stephanie West Allen.
I am the scholarship dude.