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Stanford Lecture Series on Advancing Teaching and Learning: Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education

April 12, 2017 - 3:00pm to 4:15pm
The Clubhouse Ballroom @ the Old Union

Join Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobelist and professor of both physics and education, as he inaugurates this series offering strategies for improving the design, planning, and implementation of learning experiences for college students.Dr. Wieman, former Associate Director for Science in the U.S. Office of Science and Technology Policy, and founding chair of the Board of Science Education of the National Academy of Sciences, now runs a Stanford lab that investigates expert thinking in science (particularly physics) and how it can be effectively taught and assessed.

In this talk, Dr. Wieman will discuss the value of replacing lectures with active, collaborative learning experiences where students engage in genuine exploration while continuing to practice the discipline of science.

Event Sponsor: 
Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning
Contact Email: 
VPTLinformation@stanford.edu