The CU Science Education Initiative is…
a university-supported, 5-year, $5M project to improve how we teach science to all undergraduate students, slated to complete in 2013.
On this site you will find some key deliverables from the project:
Promoting effective learning through education research
The SEI focuses on:
1) supporting faculty to approach the teaching of science as a science, that is to:
Identify difficulties in and develop an understanding of student learning by using or developing research-based tools/techniques to monitor student learning.
Use instructional approaches guided by research on learning and measures of student learning.
Develop and utilize beneficial educational technology.
Archive and disseminate proven methods and materials.
2) supporting institutional change through departmentally-driven efforts to achieve sustained improvements in their students’ learning.
The CU Science Education Initiative is part of a partnership with the Carl Wieman Science Education Inititative (CW-SEI) at the University of British Columbia CU and UBC actively collaborate on their efforts to improve science education on college campuses. Visit CW-SEI at UBC.