Video - A Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education
16 Jan 2013 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Carl Wieman
Guided by experimental tests of theory and practice, science has advanced rapidly in the past500 years. Guided primarily by tradition and dogma, science education meanwhile hasremained largely medieval. Research on how people learn is now revealing how manyteachers badly misinterpret what...
Video from Panel of University Leaders: How to Lead and Facilitate Institutional Change
29 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Dale Whittaker, Daniel Hastings, Moses Lee, Michael McManus, Robert McMaster, John Squires
Panel Moderator:A. Dale Whittaker, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Academic Affairs, Purdue UniversityPanel Members:Daniel Hastings, Dean for Undergraduate Education, Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyMoses Lee, Dean of Natural and Applied Sciences, Hope College, MichiganMichael McManus, Dean...
Video - Improving Postsecondary STEM Education Based on Research Evidence
09 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Martin Storksdieck
In contrast to K-12 education, US higher education is often seen as reasonably effective and successful. This is certainly true for a rather small number of selective universities that are able to attract excellent students and faculty, and have the financial means to provide rich learning...
Video - Theories of Action for STEM Education: The Role of the National Science Foundation Investments in STEM Learning and Higher Education
02 Nov 2011 | Conference Videos | Contributor(s): Joan Ferrini-Mundy
What is the most strategic 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...