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CIRCLE Conference e-Book Available Now

By Gillian on October 21, 2014 in Uncategorized

We are pleased to announce the release of Integrating Cognitive Science with Innovative Teaching in STEM Disciplines, an e-book available now on iTunes and on Amazon. The book focuses on innovations in higher education in a variety of STEM fields and features discussions of research by cognitive ...

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Tavis Smiley Interviews Mark McDaniel

By Gillian on September 8, 2014 in Uncategorized

Radio host Tavis Smiley interviews Mark McDaniel, CIRCLE co-director and expert on human learning and memory, who offers back-to-school tips for optimal studying. In the interview, which is part of Smiley’s “Five Things You Should Know About…” series, McDaniel shares evidence-based advice on lear...

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Article Published on the Active Physics Curriculum at WUSTL

By CIRCLE on July 14, 2014 in Uncategorized

Cahill, M. J., Hynes, K. M., Trousil, R., Brooks, L. A., McDaniel, M. A., Repice, M., Zhao, J., Frey, R. F. (2014). Multiyear, multi-instructor evaluation of a large-class interactive-engagement curriculum. Physical Review Special Topics – Physics Education Research, 10(2), 020101. A schola...

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The Chronicle of Higher Education Reviews Make It Stick

By CIRCLE on April 23, 2014 in Uncategorized

In today’s edition of The Chronicle of Higher Education James Lang provides a thoughtful review of Make It Stick, praising the book’s “eminently readable” presentation of “thoroughly grounded research.” Focusing on the book’s correction to the “false distinction between memorizing and think...

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Make It Stick: Forthcoming in April 2014

By CIRCLE on February 28, 2014 in Uncategorized

Co-authored by Peter Brown, Henry Roediger, and Mark McDaniel Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning, co-authored by Peter Brown (Writer), Henry Roediger (Washington University in St. Louis), and Mark McDaniel (Washington University in St. Louis), draws on recent discoveries in cogniti...

iTeach Biennial Faculty Symposium

By CIRCLE on January 5, 2014 in Uncategorized

Washington University faculty from across the disciplines will convene on January 9, 2014 to share insights and ideas on teaching and learning at this day-long symposium. Visit the iTeach site for more information and to explore past iTeach symposia.

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POGIL 2013 South Central Regional Workshop

By CIRCLE on July 1, 2013 in Uncategorized

July 23-25, 2013 Washington University will host the POGIL 3-day regional workshop provides instructors from both high schools and colleges/universities with all levels of POGIL experience significant opportunities to enhance their professional development by gaining new insights into teaching an...

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AAU Improving STEM Education

By CIRCLE on June 26, 2013 in Uncategorized

Washington University Selected as AAU Project Site for STEM Education Initiative Washington University’s proposal for the AAU initiative was developed by Regina F. Frey, PhD, the university’s inaugural Florence E. Moog Professor of STEM Education in Chemistry; Mark A. McDaniel, PhD, Professor of ...

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STEM Education Research Group (ERG) Fall Semester Kickoff

By CIRCLE on September 1, 2012 in Uncategorized

What is STEM ERG? Washington University’s STEM Education Research Group (ERG) brings together a diverse group of faculty and staff members interested in research on teaching and learning in STEM. The group represents an array of fields, including Biology, Chemistry, Education, Physics, Psyc...