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

  • Brian Sato

    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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  • Toto Olivera

    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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  • Carrie Eaton

    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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  • Jenny Knight

    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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  • Dina Newman

    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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  • Joel Abraham

    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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  • Dustin Thoman

    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
    Flyer

Questions?

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