Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

Olivia Padovan-Merhar, CTL Graduate Fellow, Physics

Monday, February 11 | 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Graduate Student Workshops

Location: Graduate Student Center 205

Summary: When teaching science to students who are not (yet) scientists, what do we want them to learn? Do we want students to leave the class having memorized the important formulas, or do we want them to understand how scientific hypotheses are conceptualized and experiments are performed? This workshop will focus on techniques to encourage students to look beyond equations and begin to think like scientists. We will discuss classroom activities and assessment strategies to support and encourage scientific thinking.

Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.