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Education and Technology Summit in October at Saint Louis University

October 8, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The School of Education & Consortium for Technology and Human Flourishing at Saint Louis University (SLU) is hosting an Education Summit on October 19, 2019 from 9 AM to 3:30 PM at SLU. The summit, “Future of Education: Rethinking Literacies and Learning for the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” features keynore speakers Ryan L. Schaaf, co-author of […]

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Business Professor Cites Passion as Asset in Teaching

October 2, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“Teaching cannot be just a job. Instructors have to be genuinely interested and passionate about the course they’re teaching, and genuinely care about the students,” said Durai Sundaramoorthi, Senior Lecturer in Data Analytics at Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Sundaramoorthi teaches a statistics course to undergraduate students, and a predictive […]

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Helping First-Year Students with Project-Based Learning

September 30, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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There are many good reasons to use project-based learning in class, but some instructors might shy away from using this approach with first-year students. However, instructors can successfully implement project-based learning in courses for first-year students by focusing on a few key areas, writes Beth McMurtrie in a recent newsletter article from The Chronicle of Higher […]

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Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight with Eugene Kim from Chemical Engineering

September 24, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Graduate Student Postdoc Spotlight features interviews with graduate students and postdocs doing innovative teaching work at WashU. Look out for future installments of this monthly column on our website. “Don’t worry so much about being a good assistant in instruction, as much as being a human assistant in instruction,” said Eugene Kim, a graduate […]

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Environmental Studies Professor Emphasizes Inclusivity in STEM Courses

September 20, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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“I try to create a space where everyone can show up as their full selves, and where every student has a chance to have a meaningful learning experience,” said Eleanor Pardini, Ph.D., Assistant Director of Environmental Studies and Senior Lecturer at Washington University in St. Louis. Professor Pardini teaches undergraduate courses including Introduction to Environmental […]

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Gephardt Institute Funding Available for One-Day Institute

September 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Gephardt Institute funding of $1500 per departmental team at Washington University in St. Louis is available to attend an institute from the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) in Chicago on November 15. Like the AAC&U, the Gephardt Institute is excited to promote opportunities for departments to “scaffold opportunities across the major for students […]

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How to Foster a Sense of Belonging in Large STEM Courses

September 17, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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Teaching a large STEM course can be daunting, partly due to the number of students. It can be difficult for instructors to foster a sense of belonging among a big group, but one way to do so is by creating name tents, writes Cynthia Brame, Ph.D., associate director at Vanderbilt University’s Center for Teaching and senior […]

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New Harvard Study Shows Benefits of Active Learning Versus Lecture

September 5, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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A recent study from Harvard University researchers shows that even though students feel like they learn more through traditional lectures, they actually learn more in classrooms that employ active learning strategies. The study, which was published in a September 4 issue PNAS, exposes students in an introductory physics class at Harvard to lecture and active […]

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Call for Book Contributions: Graduate Student Instructor Opportunity

September 3, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

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The Center for Teaching Innovation at Cornell University is accepting essay proposals from graduate students for an edited volume that will serve as a guide to teaching and learning in higher education for their peers who are new to teaching. This book, “Teaching Gradually: Practical Pedagogy for Graduate Students, by Graduate Students,” is under contract with Stylus […]

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