Event Types: Seminar

Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology

September 30, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Julie Stanton, PhD Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Undergraduate Biology Education REU, University of Georgia Students who practice metacognition can learn more and perform better than students who do not. In this talk, which is open to graduate students and postdocs, faculty, and staff, Julie Stanton will discuss metacognition, which is an awareness and control of thinking for the […]

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Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

July 6, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

In this talk, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education,” Carl Wieman (Professor of Physics and of the Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; Associate Director for Science, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2010-2012; Nobel Prize in Physics), will discuss transforming education, guided by insights from research on teaching and learning. Research on […]

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Minerva: A New Kind of Higher Education

January 21, 2016 | Gillian Parrish

Stephen M. Kosslyn, psychologist and founding dean of The Minerva Schools In this second lecture in the new “Innovations and Evidence-based Pedagogies in Undergraduate STEM Courses Speaker Series,” sponsored by the AAU STEM Education Initiative project team, The Teaching Center, the Department of Psychology, and CIRCLE, Stephen M. Kosslyn, psychologist and founding dean of The Minerva Schools, will […]

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Process Oriented Guided Inquiry Learning (POGIL): A Student-Centered Approach to STEM Instruction

October 19, 2015 | Gillian Parrish

Rick Moog, Professor of Chemistry, Franklin & Marshall College; Director of The POGIL Project Process-Oriented Guided Learning (POGIL) is a student-centered pedagogic approach that focuses on both content mastery and the development of  important process skills such as teamwork, critical thinking, and communication. In a POGIL learning environment, students work cooperatively in groups of three […]

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