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Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom

March 13, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Evidence-Based Strategies

Applying insights from cognitive-science research is one of the core things we do at The Teaching Center, including through workshops for faculty, post-docs, and graduate students. Faculty Focus recently explored this topic in a trio of posts by Maryellen Weimer, PhD. (Links to each article below are arranged in order of publication date.) Weimer provides insight into […]

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Upcoming Talks on Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication

March 10, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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On Wednesday, March 22, University of Virginia psychologist Brian Nosek will give a talk entitled “Improving Openness and Reproducibility in Scholarly Communication.”  In order to safeguard the integrity of and public trust in scientific research, Nosek is working through his nonprofit, the Center for Open Science (COS), to shift academic culture to open access, open data, […]

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The Many Meanings of Silence in the Classroom

March 6, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Inclusive Teaching & Learning

In our extroverted culture, it can helpful for us to remember that our students’ silence in the classroom means different things at different times. In “Silence in Teaching and Learning: Perspectives of a Nepalese Graduate Student,” Krishna Bista, Professor of Education, University of Louisiana, provides insight on “patterns of silence” in the classroom. Informed by […]

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Faculty members from across Washington University in St. Louis gathered for IDEA FIT, Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All from the Faculty Institute on Teaching, part of The Teaching Center, at Siegle Hall on the Danforth Campus in St. Louis Wednesday, May 25, 2016. Priscilla Song (right) of Anthropolgy talks during the session Designing Inclusive Materials and Assignments. Photo by Sid Hastings / WUSTL Photos

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Apply for IDEA FIT 2017

March 2, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

Announcements

Washington University faculty are invited to apply for the 2017 Inclusion and Diversity to Engage All Faculty Institute on Teaching (IDEA FIT). IDEA FIT is a two-day institute that offers faculty from across the disciplines an opportunity to learn about and develop evidence-based strategies that can foster inclusion in teaching and learning. The 2017 institute will […]

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Blackboard Outage

February 28, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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Update, 4:31 pm, 2/28/2017 Additional features are now functioning again, and testing of the system continues. For the most current status updates, please go to blackboard.wustl.edu. Update, 3:05 pm, 2/28/2017 The Blackboard Service is operating at this time, but all features are not yet restored. Original Post 11:55 am, 2/28/2017 Washington University is currently experiencing a Blackboard […]

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Gephardt Institute Event: Democracy & Donald Trump

February 22, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

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The Gephardt Institute invites the St. Louis community to participate in an interdisciplinary symposium: “American Democracy and the Rise of Donald Trump: An Interdisciplinary Perspective” Thursday, March 9 in Brown 100, 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. with reception to follow To learn more and to RSVP, please see the Gephardt Institute website. The political rise of Donald […]

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Register for Summer 2017 POGIL Workshop

February 20, 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.org has  changed their course structure […]

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Pioneer in Carbon Science Dies at 86

February 20, 2017 | Teaching Center Staff

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Mildred S. Dresselhaus, Professor Emerita of Physics and Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at MIT, pioneer in carbon science and champion of women in STEM, died February 20th in Cambridge, MA. Learn more about Dresselhaus’s life and work. Image credit: National Science & Technology Medals Foundation

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Considering Corrective Feedback

February 7, 2017 | Gillian Parrish

Improving Teaching and Learning

As we enter these weeks before midterm, we might consider how we can focus our feedback to deepen student learning. In this Journal of College Science Teaching article, “It’s Not Wrong to Tell Students When They’re Wrong,” authors Robert Ehrlich and Stanley Zoltek consider the value of corrective feedback in student learning. The authors note that […]

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