Co-Author(s)

Travis Salmi, Emily Borda

Research Mentor(s)

Emily Borda

Affiliated Department

Science, Math, and Technology Education

Sort Order

05

Start Date

15-5-2015 10:00 AM

End Date

15-5-2015 2:00 PM

Keywords

Education, Chemistry, Active Learning

Document Type

Event

Abstract

Change at the Core (C-Core) is a faculty professional development program designed to investigate and employ the benefits of student focused learning in introductory science courses. It is a multidisciplinary effort among science educators at three higher education institutions to understand different possible learning strategy implementations. We are using case studies to investigate these implementations, the challenges involved, and the student responses to these approaches. Previous research has shown that students respond with greater learning outcomes towards alternatives to lectures. . Data are being collected through classroom observations, student surveys, and faculty interviews. So far, we have observed a range of implementation of student centered learning strategies amongst participating faculty.

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May 15th, 10:00 AM May 15th, 2:00 PM

Change at the Core: An Initial Implementation of Active Learning Strategies in Large, Lecture Science Courses

Science, Math, and Technology Education

Change at the Core (C-Core) is a faculty professional development program designed to investigate and employ the benefits of student focused learning in introductory science courses. It is a multidisciplinary effort among science educators at three higher education institutions to understand different possible learning strategy implementations. We are using case studies to investigate these implementations, the challenges involved, and the student responses to these approaches. Previous research has shown that students respond with greater learning outcomes towards alternatives to lectures. . Data are being collected through classroom observations, student surveys, and faculty interviews. So far, we have observed a range of implementation of student centered learning strategies amongst participating faculty.

 

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