Directors: Antonio M. Battro and Kurt W. Fischer
Program officer: María Lourdes Majdalani
The science of face-to-face interaction and teaching
Teaching requires deep interaction between a teacher and the one who is taught. Thinkers have reached the same conclusion that the best way to learn is to teach, which implies that the essence of teaching is deeply rooted on interaction. The authors have developed sensing system to measure individual behavior and face-to-face collective interaction of humans continuously, and collected over 1,000,000 days of data. The rich set of data allows us to construct physics-based quality model of human interactions with the concept of activity energy and temperature. The embedded regularities in human behavior give us rich opportunities to reconsider "what is teaching."