October 25, 2009
Scholars Assess Their Progress on Improving Student Learning
In a series of speeches at the end of 1999, Lee S. Shulman, who was then president of the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, urged scholars to give more-sustained attention to how college students learn. The speeches were part of a then-nascent foundation project aimed at "the scholarship of teaching and learning."
"What do our students who have studied history now understand that they might not have understood without us?'" Mr. Shulman asked. "What about those in