Talk – 'Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching'
The Center for University Education Scholarship, the UA Learning Initiative and the Department of Physics are pleased to invite you to attend “Using Research to Improve University Science Teaching,” featuring Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobel laureate, professor of physics and education at Stanford University, and author of "Improving How Universities Teach Science."
In the past few decades, there has been great progress in research on teaching and learning. When the findings from this research have been applied in university classrooms, dramatic improvements in learning have been seen compared to traditional lecture instruction, particularly on tests that capture how well the student is able to make decisions like an expert in the subject. In this seminar, the Science Education Initiative will be highlighted to show how to achieve widespread adoption of these improved teaching methods in science departments at major research universities.