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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...

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Welcoming New 2015-2017 CIRCLE Fellows

By CIRCLE on September 18, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Teaching Center and CIRCLE are pleased to announce the 2015-2017 CIRCLE Fellows. Daniel Giammar, Walter E. Browne Professor of Environmental Engineering, Energy, Environmental, and Chemical Engineering Jay Turner, Associate Professor & Director of Undergraduate Programs, Energy, Environme...

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AAU STEM Network Conference: October 13 & 14

By CIRCLE on August 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

This conference, co-sponsored by the Association of American Universities (AAU) and the Center for Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning, and Education (CIRCLE), will take place October 13-14, 2015 at Washington University. The purpose of the conference is to develop a network among AAU mem...

Providing Pre-lecture Material Can Boost Student Learning

By CIRCLE on July 17, 2015 in Uncategorized

New Study Shows Pre-Lecture Material Can Boost Learning A new study by Washington University Professor of Psychology Mark McDaniel, PhD, and recent Washington University Psychology department graduate, Dung Bui PhD, found that students retain more when they are prepared before lecture with pre-le...

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Navigating a Parallel Universe in CIRCLE’s New e-Book

By Gillian on December 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

“Pedagogy is complex . . . and needs to be thought about from various points of view,” and other reflections on CIRCLE’s new e-book appeared in a recent story in Ampersand, Washington University’s Arts & Sciences newsletter. The book, Integrating Cognitive Science with Innov...