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:
- - First day "framing" activities to introduce students to active learning
- - Course archives (learning goals, clicker questions, etc.)
- - Clicker / Peer Instruction Videos & Resources
- - Publications
- - Workshop Materials (Clickers & Learning Goals) for use by others
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.