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Strategies For Engaging Undergraduates In Large Classes Without Sinking Your Research Career

Date: Thursday November 5, 2009

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Diane O’Dowd, Professor of Developmental & Cell Biology, Anatomy & Neurobiology,University of California, Irvine

What is “interactive learning” and how can it enhance the experience for both faculty and students in large classes? Numerous studies have shown that an approach to science instruction that emphasizes student participation and inquiry-based activities leads to: 1) better conceptual understanding and problem solving abilities, 2) increased student retention, and 3) improved classroom attendance. In this seminar I will discuss strategies for implementing interactive learning in large courses, while balancing the demands of establishing or maintaining a vigorous research program.

Sponsored by the Department of Biology and the Teaching Resource Center


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