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  1. A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011

    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...

  2. Active Learning Classrooms as a Lever for Improving Undergraduate Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Panel discussion participant at the Transforming Education: from Innovation to Implementation October 10-12, 2011 ConferenceUniversity of Minnesota

  3. Biofuel Candle Comparison Lab

    20 Jun 2013 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This basic lab was developed to be used in a non-science classroom to help start student thinking about energy densities of different fuels in mathematical terms. The main objective is to get middle and high school math students to quantify observations of candles made from petroleum based fuels...

  4. Calculating the Potential Energy of Flowing Water

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Material: Student Activity

  5. Cooking with the Sun - Creating a Solar Oven

    17 Feb 2012 | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental MaterialFor this activity, students will be given a set of materials: cardboard, a set of insulating materials (i.e. foam, newspaper, etc.), aluminum foil, and plexiglass. Students will then become engineers in building a solar oven from the given materials, keeping...

  6. Creating Informed Problem Solvers: A Case Study in Engineering Education

    12 Oct 2011

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F1 In our increasingly knowledge-based society, the focus of engineering education has changed dramatically, de-emphasizing specialized content skills and rote problem solving and concentrating on processes and habits of...

  7. Designing the Invitational Envirnonment

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Week 1 Resource: Designing the Invitational Envirnomentfrom Problem Based Learning: an Inquiry Approach, by John Barrell

  8. Goals and Strategies of a Problem Based Learning Facilitator

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This paper describes an analysis of facilitation of a student-centered problem-basedlearning group. The focus of this analysis was to understand the goals and strategies ofan expert facilitator in support of collaborative learning. This was accomplished throughinteraction analysis using video...

  9. Improved Learning in a Large-Enrollment Physics Class

    23 May 2011 | Teaching Materials

    Authors: Louis Deslauriers, Ellen Schelew, Carl WiemanWe compared the amounts of learning achieved using two different instructional approaches under controlled conditions. We measured the learning of a specific set of topics and objectives when taught by 3 hours of traditional lecture given by...

  10. Institutional Course Redesign

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session D2This presentation addresses policy, implementation, design, sustainability, research and institutional cultural change for a unique and compelling course transformation program. This program bases its transformation on...

  11. IS-IT Learning? Challenging Students to Think 'Outside the Box' through Interdisciplinary Contexts for Inquiry in STEM

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E2Large-enrollment first-year STEM courses present a significant challenge to academics in terms of engagement and in catering for student diversity in academic ability, career aspiration, and prior experiences. In this...

  12. Learning Cycles in Large Chemistry Lectures: Implementation Logistics

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session F2 Inquiry-based instruction employing the learning cycle is theoretically grounded in constructivism (1) and social constructivism (2) as well as empirically supported in research conducted in learning environments...

  13. Nanoscience and PBL Resources for Teachers

    13 Jul 2015 | Publications | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This document includes nanoscience resources separated by big idea. There are also resources based on the applications discussed in the 2015 RGS course and websites where you can purchase materials for nano activities. The PBL resources include examples, tools and articles. All of the resources...

  14. Online Learning Systems for Science: From Grant-Funded Project to Widespread

    12 Oct 2011 | Publications

    Transforming Education from Innovation to Implementation Conference: Session E1This presentation will describe the genesis, testing, modification, and eventual commercial distribution of a web-based homework/learning system for chemistry. This project relates to the design and implementation of...

  15. PBL Challenge Investigating a National and Local Problem

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Supplemental Material Summer 2011 EDCI 627000

  16. PBL Developing a Driving Question

    17 Feb 2012 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 PBL: Developing a Driving Question

  17. PBL Facilitation and Questioning Strategies

    17 Feb 2012 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material

  18. PBL Learning Meets Case-Based Reasoning in the Middle School Science Classroom: Putting Learning by Design Into Practice

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 Supplemental Material:This article tells the story of the design of Learning by Design™ (LBD), a project- based inquiry approach to science learning with roots in case-based reasoning and problem-based learning, pointing out the theoretical contributions of both, classroom issues...

  19. PBL Summer 2011 UV Activity Notes

    17 Feb 2012 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    RGS Summer 2011 UV Bead Activity Experimental Design Notes

  20. PBL to the Rescue: Using PBL in a Human Anatomy and Physiology High School Class

    17 Sep 2013 | Seminars | Contributor(s): Duncan Wardrop

    This one hour video presentation given by Brian Duncan, an Attica, Indiana Jr./Sr. High School science teacher. He presents his experience using PBL to teach Human Anatomy and Physiology High School class to the Research Goes to School workshop in Summer 2013. Be sure to look at the supporting...