Teaching in Thinking Matters
Teaching a course in the Thinking Matters program is uniquely rewarding. Students are eager to learn because they receive their #1 choice among the many options that satisfy the liberal education requirement. First year students bring fresh ideas and unbounded enthusiasm to the classroom and often inspire their instructors to new insights. Thinking Matters courses are all team taught, generating creative collaborations between Stanford faculty and fellows selected through a competitive national search. The learning environment is student–centered with the goal of engaging first-year students in the life of the mind.