Month: October 2016

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Insights from Neuroscience That Can Inform Classroom Practices

October 26, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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In this article, “Implications of Affective and Social Neuroscience for Education Theory,” Mary Helen Immordino-Yang reports on recent findings in neuroscience that suggest the need for whole-person pedagogies that account for the emotional and social dimensions of thinking and learning. This new perspective from science can help inform our course development as we design interactive lectures and homework assignments, as well discussion and […]

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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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November Events on Integrating Metacognition

October 12, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continues with an upcoming talk by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Research Experience for Undergraduates, Undergraduate Biology Education Research, University of Georgia). “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology” November 14, 2016,  4:00-5:00 pm Rebstock Hall, Room 322 Students who practice metacognition can learn more and perform better […]

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9.22.2010--Freshman FOCUS class, "Women in Science" team taught by Prof. Regina Frey (striped shirt) & Prof. Barbara Baumgartner. Photos by Joe Angeles

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Guidelines for Debate-Time Discussions

October 3, 2016 | Beth Fisher

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The excitement surrounding the upcoming presidential debate at Washington University makes this week a great time to foster opportunities–both within and outside the classroom–to develop a deeper understanding of different perspectives on a wide range of issues that are being discussed by voters and by the candidates. As you engage your students in these conversations in the classroom, […]

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Eboo Patel on Pluralism, Prejudice, and the Promise of America

October 3, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

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On Monday, October 10th at 12:00 pm, Eboo Patel, founder and president of Interfaith Youth Core, and member of President Obama’s inaugural Advisory Council on Faith-Based Neighborhood Partnerships, will speak about cultivating a campus climate that welcomes religious pluralism. One of the primary missions of Interfaith Youth Core is engaging college and university campuses on […]

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