Tag: Active learning

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AAU Releases STEM Initiative Report

October 12, 2017 | Meg Gregory

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Beginning in the fall of 2011, the Association of American Universities (AAU) launched the AAU Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative, which is focused on improving undergraduate education in STEM fields. The initiative’s goal is to promote the use of evidence-based teaching practices in STEM education at research universities, and to provide faculty members the support they […]

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Active Learning and Inclusive Teaching in Gen Chem

July 14, 2017 | Beth Fisher

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Megan Daschbach, PhD,  Senior Lecturer in Chemistry, discusses her commitment to improving student learning and helping diverse students persist in STEM in this issue of The Ampersand (Arts & Sciences). Daschbach describes her current work, with her co-instructors, integrating active learning and inclusive-teaching approaches in General Chemistry at Washington University. To learn more about inclusive teaching, and […]

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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

March 24, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Looking for ways to enliven your teaching approaches? Who needs the beach? July is time for POGILing! With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, active-learning approach in which key concepts and process skills (such as collaboration and critical thinking) are taught through interaction and discovery. POGIL has  changed their course structure […]

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Four Ways to Form Student Groups

January 31, 2017 | Shawn Nordell

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In his popular eNewsletter, Tomorrow’s Professor, Rick Reis provides information on a wide variety of teaching and learning topics. In a recent post, he provided an excerpt on how to form student groups from a new book, A Guide to Teaching in the Active Learning Classroom: History, Research, and Practice (2016), by Paul Baepler, J.D. Walker, […]

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POGIL Takes Center Stage at Presidential Debate

November 4, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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Thanks to a keen-eyed student who works in CIRCLE, Vitoria Gaboardi (2019), we have proof that POGIL is central to democratic STEM education! Reprinted from the fall edition of the POGIL newsletter: Where in the World is the POGIL Water Bottle?   The POGIL water bottle made an appearance at the second presidential debate at Washington University in […]

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Fall Clicker Community Meeting

October 25, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

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The fall Clicker Learning Community meeting was held on September 29, 2016, and 15 faculty from two schools and seven departments attended. Washington University has had a Clicker Learning Community for three years. The community was started through our AAU grant and meets approximately two-three times a year to discuss strategies for integrating active learning […]

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Student using a clicker in Gina Frey's Chemistry classroom

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Tools to Facilitate In-Class Polling

September 8, 2016 | Bryn Lutes

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Tools to facilitate in-class polling In-class polling by any means (clickers, online polling programs, Google forms, or even colored pieces of paper) is a straight-forward way for instructors to gather real-time feedback, identify gaps in preparation or understanding, and then flexibly adjust instruction. Read more about why you might use polling in the classroom. Here […]

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“The Landlord’s Game” Teaches a New Generation About Inequality

July 18, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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As part of the Modern Segregation program initiative in American Culture Studies, Michelle Repice (lecturer in American Culture Studies and Assistant Director in The Teaching Center) teaches a popular course, “Home, Bittersweet Home,” which provides a multi-disciplinary lens on the history of home ownership in America. The course uses a case-study approach that is designed […]

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Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

July 8, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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In this talk, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education,” Carl Wieman (Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; Nobel Prize Winner in Physics), discussed transforming education, guided by insights from research on teaching and learning. Please follow this link to the website of The Center for the Integrative Research on […]

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Highlights from STEM FIT 2016

June 29, 2016 | Shawn Nordell

STEM Education

Faculty from 8 colleges and universities in 13 STEM disciplines all came together to learn about evidence-based teaching during STEM FIT 2016. This faculty institute on teaching focused on strategies for incorporating active learning into the STEM classroom to improve student learning and strategies for creating a more inclusive STEM classroom. Faculty discussed and tried […]

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