Convener: Tanya Weerakkody, CTL Graduate Fellow, Neuroscience
Location: 215 Stemmler Hall
Summary: In the past decade, recommendations for reforming the way we teach science to undergraduates have surged. In fact, funding agencies, such as the NSF and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, are offering assistance to educators that incorporate research-like experiences into undergraduate curricula. This workshop will tackle how to effectively integrate scholarly articles into large introductory level classes and small upper level seminars, alike. Professors Isabel Muzzio and Joe Kable will lead the discussion on how to help students become proficient in reading and evaluating research literature. In addition, they will address the use primary literature in reinforcing major concepts and promoting scientific inquiry.
All graduate students are welcome. This event grows out of concerns in the Neuroscience department and so may be most useful to students in related fields.
Counts toward the CTL Teaching Certificate.