CIRCLE Conference 2018 – Success!

CIRCLE Conference 2018 – Success!
Thank you to all presenters and participants in the September 2018 CIRCLE Conference! Slides, posters, and other conference resources are available on Box to conference participants. If you have questions regarding the conference or would like to contact one of the participants, please contact Angela Fink at amfink@wustl.edu. This national conference brought together nearly 100 scientists and […]

CIRCLE Conference 2018: September 6 & 7

*** Please note that this conference has concluded. Feel free to contact Angela Fink (amfink@wustl.edu) with any questions or inquiries. *** 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. […]

Article Published on Growth Mindset Study in Chemistry

CIRCLE is pleased to announce that one of our experimental studies has been accepted for publication in the journal Chemical Education Research and Practice. The study was conducted in collaboration with the Department of Chemistry and with support from an Undergraduate STEM Education Initiative grant from the Association of American Universities. Results showed that a growth […]

Mark McDaniel Recognized for Prospective Memory Research

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.  

Diane Bunce: Using Research to Change our Perception of the Average Student

Diane Bunce: Using Research to Change our Perception of the Average Student
Diane Bunce, PhD, will give a talk on “Using Research to Change Our Perception of the Average Student” as part of the Innovations in the Undergraduate Education Speaker Series, co-sponsored by CIRCLE, The Teaching Center, the University Libraries, and Arts & Sciences Computing. The talk will take place from 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Wednesday November […]

AAU STEM Initiative Publishes Final Report

AAU STEM Initiative Publishes Final Report
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, and the University’s STEM departments collaborated to implement more active learning and evidence-based teaching […]

STEM FIT Symposium: Conversations on Teaching and Learning

STEM FIT Symposium: Conversations on Teaching and Learning
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 University, co-author of Make it Stick: The Science of Successful Learning. CIRCLE Fellow Julie Bugg (Department of […]

Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom

Applying Cognitive Science in the Classroom
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 Maryellen Weimer, PhD. (Links to each article below are arranged in order of publication date.) Weimer […]

New CIRCLE Fellow Discusses TIES Initiative

New CIRCLE Fellow Discusses TIES Initiative
The Teaching Center and CIRCLE are pleased to announce 2016-2018 CIRCLE Fellow: Julie Bugg, Assistant Professor, Psychological & Brain Sciences. A collaboration between The Teaching Center, and the Center for the Integrative Research on Cognition, Learning and Education (CIRCLE), and the Office of the Provost, the two-year fellowship supports Washington University STEM faculty in designing […]

November Events on Integrating Metacognition

November Events on Integrating Metacognition
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 Education REU, University of Georgia). “Metacognition: How Undergraduates Self-Regulate to Learn Biology” November 14, 2016,  4:00-5:00 pm Rebstock Hall, Room 322 Students who practice metacognition can learn more […]

Carl Wieman Speaks on Improving Student Learning through Research-Based Teaching

Carl Wieman Speaks on Improving Student Learning through Research-Based Teaching
On August 22, Carl Wieman (Department of Physics and Graduate School of Education, Stanford University; White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, 2010-2012; Nobel Laureate in Physics) delivered a talk “Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education,” on research-based approaches to education, to a full house of 225 Washington University faculty, post-docs, and […]

Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education

Carl Wieman: Transforming Undergraduate STEM Education
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 education, guided by insights from research on teaching and learning. Research on how people learn […]