A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning STEM



Stem Book

The  College of Science, with support from the Kaneb Center for Teaching and Learning, and the Graduate School, will be offering a College-wide teaching conference, A Practical Guide to Teaching and Learning STEM. This conference is open to all faculty, postdocs, and graduate students.

The conference will be led by Richard Felder and Rebecca Brent, nationally recognized leaders in University STEM education, and authors of Teaching and Learning in STEM: A Practical Guide.  In May 2016, Felder and Brent led a well-received conference organized by the College of Engineering, where they provided practical and proven strategies for improving both faculty effectiveness and student learning in STEM courses.  This conference will address the following questions and issues:

  • How do students learn? How do teachers teach? What often goes wrong in the process?

  • How do I plan a course?

  • How can I be a better lecturer? How can I get students actively engaged in class, even if there are 200 of them in the room?

  • How do inductive teaching methods (e.g., inquiry, problem-based learning, project-based learning, case-based instruction) work? Why should I use them?

  • How can I create tests that are both rigorous and fair?

Registration is free and available through Friday, December 8th. Space is limited, so registration is on a first come, first served basis.

Lunch and raffle for copies of Teaching and Learning STEM A Practical Guide are included.

Questions may be directed to Kristin Lewis, Dept. of Biological Sciences, at klewis1@nd.edu.

In the Library:

Read the book for FREE online through Hesburgh Libraries

Q181 .F45 2016 Felder, R. (2016). Teaching and Learning STEM: A Practical Guide (First ed.). –  Kaneb Library.