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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...

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Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

By Gillian on July 13, 2016 in Uncategorized

In this talk, “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education,” Carl Wieman (Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University;White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2010-2012; Nobel Prize Winner in Physics), will discuss transforming edu...

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CIRCLE Fellow to Present at 2016 STEM FIT

By Gillian on May 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

CIRCLE Fellow Megan Daschbach, Lecturer in Chemistry, will present at the 2016 STEM Faculty Institute on Teaching. Drawing from her CIRCLE Fellowship project, Daschbach will offer an interactive lecture, “Insights from the Field: Integrating Clickers into General Chemistry.” STEM FIT,...

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Reflective Writing Can Help Students Link Course Content to their Lives

By Gillian on March 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, co-authored by Peter C. Brown and Washington University Psychology department professors Mark McDaniel and Henry “Roddy” Roediger, helped to kick-start a teaching experiment with surprising outcomes. With the intention of helping students  to con...

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Registration Open for POGIL Summer Workshops

By Gillian on February 15, 2016 in Uncategorized

The POGIL Project has announced that registration is open for the POGIL Summer 2016 Regional Workshops.  The Central Region POGIL Workshops will take place July 18–20 at Washington University. The registration deadline is 4/15/2016. POGIL (Process-Oriented, Guided-Inquiry Learning) takes a studen...

Rick Moog Sojourns at CIRCLE

By Gillian on October 20, 2015 in Uncategorized

CIRCLE is delighted to be hosting Rick Moog, professor of chemistry at Franklin & Marshall College and director of the Process Oriented Guided Learning Inquiry (POGIL) Project during his sabbatical year. With the view that “knowledge is personal,” POGIL takes a student-centered, team-based, a...