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

    Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

    Carl Wieman, Ph.D.
    Nobel Prize Laureate, Physics (2001)
    Professor of Physics and Graduate School of Education
    Stanford University

    Friday, May 11, 2018

    11:00 AM -12:00 PM
    Liebow Auditorium (Biomedical Sciences Building)
    Flyer Presentation Slides Additional Material

  • Gale Sinatra

    The Challenges of Teaching and Learning about Evolution: Implications for Policy and Practice

    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)