The Department of Teacher Education & CREATE for STEM present: ‘Systematic Change in Science Education: How Can We Get People, the Standards, and the Materials Working Together?' by Dr. Charles Anderson. Dr. Anderson is a Professor for the Department of Teacher Education (in Science Education) here at MSU. This talk will focus on his research on curriculum and development work for the NSF Carbon TIME project.
The next STEM Teaching Essentials workshop will be:
Developing Models in an Introductory Cell and Molecular Biology Course: Using D2L to Support Group Work, Assessment, and Feedback in a Large Enrollment Course presented by Jon Stoltzfus, BioSci Program Director, Assistant Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Terri McElhinny, Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Director, Integrative Biology. Lunch will be provided beginning at 11:15 and the workshop will start at 11:30.
The Lansing Center (333 E Michigan Ave., Lansing, MI 48933)
The 65th annual Michigan Science Teachers Association Conference will be held on March 2-3. To register for the conference, click here. For more information, visit the website here, and check out the links below for additional details.
On Friday, March 2, from 1:00-3:30pm, there will be a practice session for NARST. Those interested can practice either their paper or poster presentations. All are welcome to attend, including those who are interested but are not attending NARST this year! This is a great way to see what research is happening and the structure of NARST presentations.
Title: Is biology education evolving? Critiquing three cases of high school and undergraduate biology education reform
Abstract: Questions are at the heart of biological inquiry. The discipline is shaped by an endless variety of avenues for investigation and an equally diverse and creative set of methods that help justify claims about the living world. Yet, biology as taught in schools rarely reflects the structure of the discipline as carried out at the bench or in the field. This talk will compare the affordances and constraints of three cases of reform in biological education across high school and undergraduate contexts.
Title: That’s Beautiful! Aesthetics and Science Education
Abstract: One of the central roles of science education is to cause students to fall in love, and therefore become interested and engaged in science. Gallagher (1997) wrote “We become what we love. Our destiny is in our desires, yet what we seek to possess soon comes to possess us in thought, feeling, and action. That is why the ancient Greeks made the education of erōs, or passionate desire, the supreme aim of education. They thought it necessary to educate erōs to desire the good” (p xiii).