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The Resource Improving how universities teach science : lessons from the Science Education Initiative, Carl Wieman

Improving how universities teach science : lessons from the Science Education Initiative, Carl Wieman

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Improving how universities teach science : lessons from the Science Education Initiative
Title
Improving how universities teach science
Title remainder
lessons from the Science Education Initiative
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Carl Wieman
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Language
eng
Summary
Too many universities remain wedded to outmoded ways of teaching science in spite of extensive research showing that there are much more effective methods. Too few departments ask whether what happens in their lecture halls is effective at helping students to learn and how they can encourage their faculty to teach better. But real change is possible, and Carl Wieman shows us how it can be done. Improving How Universities Teach Science distills Wieman's unparalleled experience in a blueprint for educators seeking sustainable improvements in science teaching. Wieman created the Science Education Initiative (SEI), a program implemented across thirteen science departments at the universities of Colorado and British Columbia, to support the widespread adoption of the best research-based approaches to science teaching. The program's data show that in the most successful departments 90 percent of faculty adopted better methods. Wieman identifies what factors helped and hindered the adoption of good teaching methods. He also gives detailed, effective, and tested strategies for departments and institutions to measure and improve the quality of their teaching while limiting the demands on faculty time. Among all of the commentary addressing shortcomings in higher education, Wieman's lessons on improving teaching and learning stand out. His analysis and solutions are not limited to just one lecture hall or course but deal with changing entire departments and universities. For those who want to improve how universities teach science to the next generation, Wieman's work is a critical first step.--
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Wieman, C. E.
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Science
  • Science
  • Effective teaching
  • Teaching
  • Education, Higher
  • Education, Higher
  • Effective teaching
  • Science
  • Science
  • Teaching
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Improving how universities teach science : lessons from the Science Education Initiative, Carl Wieman
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Publication
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The vision -- 2. The SEI model of achieving change -- 3. The process of making change -- 4. Science education specialists: agents of change -- 5. What was achieved and what we learned -- 6. The post-mortem: What worked, what didn't and why -- Coda -- Appendix 1: SEI course transformation guide -- Appendix 2: Guide to interviewing students and faculty -- Appendix 3: Examples of SES advertisements and interview questions -- Appendix 4: Sample questions for SES interviews
Control code
959805840
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780674972070
Lccn
2016049553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959805840
Label
Improving how universities teach science : lessons from the Science Education Initiative, Carl Wieman
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- 1. The vision -- 2. The SEI model of achieving change -- 3. The process of making change -- 4. Science education specialists: agents of change -- 5. What was achieved and what we learned -- 6. The post-mortem: What worked, what didn't and why -- Coda -- Appendix 1: SEI course transformation guide -- Appendix 2: Guide to interviewing students and faculty -- Appendix 3: Examples of SES advertisements and interview questions -- Appendix 4: Sample questions for SES interviews
Control code
959805840
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
265 pages
Isbn
9780674972070
Lccn
2016049553
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)959805840

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