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
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...
Theories of Action for STEM Education The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education
11 Oct 2011
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...
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...