Virtual Classroom Visit: Steve Cohen, Education and History

These videos are part of an ongoing project by Phil Gay and David Hammer called Student Centered Teaching at Tufts. Videographers visit classes around campus to record faculty members in the process of teaching in their classrooms, and to hear each faculty member’s reflections afterward, as they observe themselves interacting with students.

This video, captured in the Spring 2014 semester, features Professor Steve Cohen and his Education 1, School and Society, class. The class of fifty students alternates between small group and whole class discussion. On this day, they looked at the events of June 11, 1963 when Governor George Wallace “stood in the schoolhouse door” to prevent the integration of the University of Alabama. That was the first event of an important day in civil rights history.