Tag: STEM Education

Chronicle of Higher Education

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Study: Obstacles to Innovative Teaching in STEM

March 22, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

STEM Education

Faculty members say that a busy schedule often prevents them from implementing more innovative teaching in their STEM courses, according to a study from the University of Virginia’s Center for Teaching Excellence cited in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. In the study, Hannah Sturtevant, a postdoctoral research associate at the center, and Lindsay […]

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Education Professor Underscores Memory in the Classroom

March 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

Faculty Spotlight / Teaching at WashU

“A lot of people in education think about information retrieval as a neutral event, but that’s wrong. Every time you retrieve an event, you strengthen memory,” said Andrew C. Butler, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Education and of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. Butler, who teaches while running a lab at […]

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Science Advances: STEM Faculty Who Believe in Fixed Ability Have Less Motivated Students

March 6, 2019 | Emily Wasserman

STEM Education

Results from a recent study show that STEM faculty who believe students’ ability is fixed have larger racial achievement gaps and more demotivated students in their classes, according to data published recently in a paper in Science Advances. The paper by authors Elizabeth A. Canning, Katherine Muenks, Dorainne J. Green, and Mary C. Murphy, looks at […]

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Science Corps is Recruiting Graduate Students for Paid Fellowship

November 1, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Announcements /

Science Corps is recruiting STEM graduate students for its Science Corps Fellow program. The paid six-month fellowship allows students who recently completed their PhD to teach science abroad. If you’re passionate about STEM education and want to work abroad, this may be the opportunity for you! Apply on Science Corps’s website.

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Math Education Gets a Makeover

October 22, 2018 | Emily Wasserman

Course Design / Improving Teaching and Learning /

A nationwide effort is afoot to make undergraduate math courses more engaging for students. In the past, there was often a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching math, and many of the classes were structured as weed-out courses, Shannon Najmabadi writes in a recent article in The Chronicle of Higher Education. Now, schools such as Rutgers University […]

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Med Campus Evidence-Based Teaching For Researchers Event

August 25, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Announcements /

On Friday, September 21, DBBS is proud to present a day of evidence-based teaching demonstrations and workshops with Dr. Kimberly Tanner, Director of the Science Education Partnership and Assessment Laboratory at San Francisco State University. The plenary lecture is open to all WashU community members and the afternoon workshop is designed for faculty. 9-10:am Plenary […]

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Kemper Art Museum STEM Faculty Workshop

August 25, 2018 | Meg Gregory

Announcements /

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum is hosting a faculty workshop for those who teach in STEM disciplines who are interested in incorporating the arts into their courses on Thursday, September 20 from noon-1:30pm. This workshop will explore points of intersection between art and STEM. Faculty will discover multiple approaches to integrating object-centered learning into […]

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Open Access Resource for STEM Educators

February 1, 2018 | Julia Johnson

Research on Teaching and Learning

CBE-Life Science Education is an open access journal for STEM educators that is published by the American Society for Cell Biology. This journal provides educators with peer-reviewed articles about relevant and applicable content that can be used to make informed teaching decisions. Recent article topics include: Team Based Learning, Implementation of a Learning Assistant Program, […]

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Professor Diane Bunce, Nov. 8, 2017 Photo by Diana Bell, Washington University Libraries

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Diane Bunce on How Research Can Help Us Understand the “Average Student”

November 16, 2017 | Beth Fisher

Research on Teaching and Learning

On November 8, 2017, Diane Bunce, PhD, gave a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. Seventy-five faculty, staff, and students from Washington University and […]

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