Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education
12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Robert McMaster
Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota
A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education
12 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Carl Wieman
Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation Conference October 10-12, 2011Carl Wieman Keynote PresentationCognitive psychology research What is the learning we want? How is it achieved? II. Education research Data from classrooms III. Institutional change—undergraduate STEM...
Theories of Action for STEM Education The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education
11 Oct 2011 | Contributor(s): Joan Ferrini-Mundy
What is the most stategic approach for a federal funding agency in shaping investment programs to improve STEM teaching and learning? NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources is focused increasingly on its role within the Foundation and in coordination with other agencies in supporting...
School Biomass to Energy PBL Website Links
31 Aug 2011 | External Link | Contributor(s): Candice B Kissinger, Todd Millar, Dan J Sacre
This website describes a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) unit centered on the idea of converting biomass to energy. It is intended for multiple age groups, including 8th grade science, high school environmental science, and high school earth science students. This site was created to fullfill the...
GREENergy PBL Website Links
31 Aug 2011 | External Link | Contributor(s): Kathy Daniels, Georgia L Everett, Melissa D. Keown
This problem based unit has students devise a way to use reclaimed and degraded land in their community to create a green energy source in the form of biofuel. The unit has a preliminary time line of 3 weeks, but may take a little more time.The unit is designed for Advanced Placement...