RCC Postdoc Seminar: New strategies for student participation and engagement: Breaking the barriers of communication


Wednesday, February 13, 2019, 5:30pm to 6:30pm


RCC Conference Room, 26 Trowbridge St., Cambridge MA

Undoubtedly, the engagement and the involvement of students is one of the most valued aspects of the quality of an educational experience. This goes through the creation of good communication channels both ways student-teacher and among the students themselves. This is increasingly difficult especially in a context aimed at individualization and the rejection of vertical forms of teaching.

As lecturers, we also find ourselves with a very heterogeneous student profile, in which people with very different abilities, interests and attitudes have a place.

In order to achieve educational equity and horizontal education, this seminar exposes some ideas and innovative proposals to encourage the active participation of students, collaborative learning and discussion, both inside and outside the classroom.


Teaching methods have evolved throughout last decades. In order to learn the different possibilities that Innovative Teaching offers, this seminar will explore how each field can provide ideas that can be applied in other areas. In this way, both participants and assistants will improve their knowledge concerning to how to teach and how to create a better environment in the class, in which students play a more dynamic role. These activities will be held mainly by predoc and postdoc fellows of RCC.

Speaker: Irene Lebrusán Murillo. RCC Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School

Sponsor: RCC; PostDocs@RCC.