The Science of Teaching: evidence-based approaches in biology education

Division of Biological Sciences Seminar Program

The goal of these seminars is to inform our current and future faculty about effective, evidence-based education methods and best teaching practices in our own division and in other departments, divisions, and institutions. The times and days of the seminars will vary.

2017-18 Lectures

  • Ying-Chih Chen

    Landscape of Research on Teacher Knowledge and Practices for Argumentation

    Ying-Chih Chen, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor, Science Education
    Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College
    Arizona State University

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    11:00 AM -12:00 PM
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)

  • Thomas Stahovich

    The Quantified Student: Using Smartpens and Data Mining to Understand Student Learning and Achievement

    Thomas Stahovich, Ph.D.
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    UC Riverside

    Tuesday, November 28, 2017

    1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)

  • Sarah Eddy

    Engaging Undergraduates in Science Classrooms: Data Driven Strategies

    Sarah Eddy, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Florida International University

    Friday, January 26, 2018

    11:00 AM -12:00 PM
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)

  • Susan K. McConnell

    Mixing Silos: Perspectives on the Integration of Art and Science

    Susan K. McConnell, Ph.D.
    HHMI Professor
    Susan B. Ford Professor of Biology
    Stanford University

    Thursday, April 5, 2018

    2:00 PM -3:00 PM (roundtable discussion to follow)
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)

  • Carl Wieman

    Title TBA

    Carl Wieman, Ph.D.
    Professor of Physics and Graduate School of Education
    Stanford University

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    11:00 AM -12:00 PM
    Liebow Auditorium (Basic Science Building)

  • Gale Sinatra

    Title TBA

    Gale M. Sinatra, Ph.D.
    Professor of Education and Psychology
    University of Southern California

    Friday, May 25, 2018

    11:00 AM -12:00 PM
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)


For more information about this Seminar Program, please email Ella Tour