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.

Upcoming 2018-19 Lectures

John Matsui

UC Berkeley’s Biology Scholars Program – Return on Investment and the Economics of Scaling Student Success

John Matsui, Ph.D.
Assistant Dean, Biological Sciences
Director, Biology Scholars Program
UC Berkeley

Friday, May 24, 2019

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)

Past 2018-19 Lectures

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    Everybody Learns: Introducing BioClock Studio

    Susan Golden, Ph.D.
    Director, Center for Circadian Biology
    HHMI Professor
    Chancellor's Associates Chair (III) in Molecular Biology
    Distinguished Professor
    UC San Diego

    Monday, October 29, 2018

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

  • Molly Bolger

    Bringing Authentic Science to the Classroom: Teaching Modeling, Data Interpretation, and Experimental Design

    Molly Bolger, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor
    Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
    The University of Arizona

    Monday, December 10, 2018

    10:00 AM - 11:00 AM (followed by a workshop on ideas for engaging your students in building explanations and models)
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)

  • Philip Stark

    Multiple Factors and Biases Influencing Students’ Course Evaluations

    Philip Stark, Ph.D.
    Department of Statistics
    UC Berkeley

    Friday, February 4, 2019

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

  • Stuart Firestein

    The Value of Ignorance in Science Education

    Stuart Firestein, Ph.D.
    Department of Biological Sciences
    Columbia University

    Friday, April 19, 2019

    3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Natural Sciences Building 1205 (Auditorium)