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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.

2016-17 Lectures

A familiar(ity) problem: Assessing the impact of prerequisites and content familiarity on student learning

Brian Sato, Ph.D.
Associate Teaching Professor, Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
School of Biological Sciences
UC Irvine

Monday, October 10, 2016

12:30-1:30 PM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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Integrating interdisciplinary science in the classroom: From chemistry to biodiversity

Boldomero M. Olivera, Ph.D.
HHMI Professor
Distinguished Professor of Biology
The University of Utah

Thursday, November 3, 2016

2:00-3:00 PM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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A community-centered approach to STEM education

Carrie Diaz Eaton, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Mathematics
Environmental Literacy Program
Unity College

Monday, December 5, 2016

12:30-1:30 PM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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Improving student learning through understanding reasoning and problem solving practices

Jenny Knight, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
University of Colorado - Boulder

Friday, January 13, 2017

10:00-11:00 AM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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What’s the Point? Arrows often confuse biology learners

Dina L. Newman, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences
Rochester Institute of Technology

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

10:00-11:00 AM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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Supporting student success through computer-based instruction and assessment

Joel K. Abraham, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Biological Sciences
California State University, Fullerton

Friday, February 24, 2017

2:00-3:00 PM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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The social (and cultural) nature of ‘intrinsic motivation’: Implications for student interest development and broadening participation in math and science

Dustin Thoman, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Psychology, San Diego State University

Friday, April 21, 2017

10:00-11:00 AM*
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)
*There will be a roundtable discussion immediately following the seminar
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Questions?

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