Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education
Monday, August 22nd, 2016
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Knight Hall, Room 110 (Emerson Auditorium)
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 how people learn is now revealing more effective ways to teach, learn, and evaluate learning. The combination of this research with information technology is setting the stage for a new approach to teaching and learning that can provide the relevant and effective science education that is needed for the 21st century. Although the focus of the talk is on undergraduate science teaching the underlying principles apply across disciplines.
If you have questions about the event, please contact Erin Solomon, TIES Program Manager.
This talk marks the beginning of a new initiative at Washington University: The Transformational Initiative for Education in STEM (TIES) aims to support STEM faculty as they transform primarily lecture-based courses by integrating evidence-based teaching methods. Faculty and departments will be supported by new TIES Fellows and the TIES program team as they redesign their courses and curricula.
Find out more about this initiative and Wieman’s work in The Record.
Based in the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE), TIES is supported by The Office of the Provost. TIES is led by Gina Frey (co-Director of CIRCLE, Executive Director of The Teaching Center, and the Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education), Mark McDaniel (co-Director of CIRCLE and Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences), and Kathy Miller (chair and professor of biology).