University of Pittsburgh Department of Biological Sciences presents:
2019 Fall Seminar Series
Dr. Sarah Eddy
Florida Internaitonal University
"Does how we teach matter? The evidence behind evidence-based teaching"
All of us are being told to change how we teach, but what is the evidence behind these calls? In this talk, I will explore the types of data that guide teaching reform and describe two attempts at more rigorous methods: (1) a meta-analysis conducted on studies of teaching in hundreds of STEM classrooms and (2) a series of replication studies across institution types for one active learning strategy, increased structure. In both studies, student-centered teaching methods increase student exam performance and decrease failure rates over traditional lecture.
Friday, September 20, 2019
219B Langley Hall
Host: Dr. Erica McGreevy