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CIRCLE Conference 2018: September 6 & 7

By CIRCLE on May 17, 2018 in Uncategorized

This national conference, co-hosted by the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE) and the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, will take place September 6-7, 2018, at Washington University in St. Louis. The conference is entitled the Conference at the ...

Article Published on Growth Mindset Study in Chemistry

By CIRCLE on April 16, 2018 in Uncategorized

  Fink, A., Cahill, M. J., McDaniel, M. A., Hoffman, A., & Frey, R.F. (2018, Accepted Manuscript). Improving General Chemistry performance through a growth mindset intervention: Selective effects on underrepresented minorities. Chemical Education Research and Practice. CIRCLE is pleased to an...

Mark McDaniel Recognized for Prospective Memory Research

By Erin on January 12, 2018 in Uncategorized

CIRCLE co-PI Mark McDaniel was recently awarded the 2017 Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Conference of Prospective Memory (ICPM).  The award was presented January 3, 2018, at ICPM’s annual meeting.  Read more about Dr. McDaniel’s achievement.

AAU STEM Initiative Publishes Final Report

By Erin on October 4, 2017 in Uncategorized

The Association of American Universities (AAU) recently published a final report on the success of the AAU Undergraduate STEM initiative, which was conducted from 2011-2016.  Washington University was one of eight project sites selected for the Initiative, in which CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, an...


STEM FIT Symposium: Conversations on Teaching and Learning

By Erin on March 29, 2017 in Uncategorized

At this regional symposium, STEM faculty will discuss their recent pedagogical innovations and best practices in integrating evidence-based teaching in STEM. STEM FIT will feature a plenary by Mark McDaniel, PhD, Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences, co-director of CIRCLE, Washington Uni...

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Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom

By Gillian on March 17, 2017 in Uncategorized

CIRCLE brings together experienced instructors with researchers in cognitive science to work with faculty on integrating findings from cognitive science into classroom teaching, then evaluating the resulting curricular innovations. Faculty Focus recently explored this topic in a trio of posts by ...

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November Events on Integrating Metacognition

By Gillian on October 12, 2016 in Uncategorized

Read highlights and insights from this event: https://teachingcenter.wustl.edu/2016/12/julie-stanton-on-metacognition/ The Innovations in Undergraduate Education Speaker Series continued with a talk by Julie Stanton, PhD, (Assistant Professor of Cellular Biology; Director, Undergraduate Biology E...