The Challenges of Spreading and Sustaining Research-Based Instruction in Undergraduate STEM, by Charles Henderson Western Michigan University

When: Tuesday, February 05, 2013 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Bioscience Research Building : 1103
Event Type(s): Seminar

There have been many calls for the reform of introductory Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) courses. These calls have resulted in a cadre of researchers who study the teaching and learning of undergraduate STEM and have developed instructional methods that improve student learning. There currently exists a substantial gap between research-based knowledge of 'best practice' instructional methods and the teaching practices of typical STEM faculty. This talk will connect data about the spread of research-based instructional strategies in college-level STEM to ideas from the change literature. Recommendations will be made for how to decrease the knowledge-practice gap.

Website: http://cmns-tlc.umd.edu/henderson

For more information, contact:
Gili Ad-Marbach
+1 301 405 2075

cmns-tlc.umd.edu/teachingandlearningcenter




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