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Book Discussion: Teaching Undergraduate Science √

Integrate evidence-based research practices into your course

Thursday, January 23, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Engineering : 102
Join your STEM colleagues for a discussion of evidenced-based research practices and how to implement them through the book, Teaching Undergraduate Science: A Guide to Overcoming Obstacles to Student Learning by Linda C. Hodges, Stylus Publishing, 2015. Each participant will receive a copy of the book ahead of time

Excerpted from the publisher: Teaching Undergraduate Science “is written for all science or engineering faculty who have ever found themselves baffled and frustrated by their undergraduate students’ lack of engagement and learning…The author reviews the various learning problems endemic to teaching science, explains why they are so common and persistent, and presents a digest of key ideas and strategies to address them, based on the research. Each chapter summarizes the research explaining why students struggle and concludes by offering several teaching options categorized by how easy or difficult they are to implement … Each strategy is accompanied by a table categorizing its likely impact, how much time it will take in class or out, and how difficult it will be to implement.”

Lunch will be provided to all registered participants, please click “Going” below to reserve your seat for this session. Please email fdc@umbc.edu to note any dietary restrictions (vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, food allergies, etc.) by Thursday, January 9.  The deadline to register for this event is the earlier of Thursday, January 9 or when the event reaches capacity.  Please email fdc@umbc.edu to be added to a wait list if the event is full.  If you have registered and find that you can no longer attend, please kindly release your spot so that others may attend.

√ Counts toward ALIT Certificate

Because we want faculty to discuss the book together and due to budget constraints, if you register and take a book and do not attend, we do ask that you return the book so that we can use it for other discussions.