The Office of the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning is sponsoring a new series of talks at Stanford on “Advancing Teaching and Learning.” Each presentation in the series will offer strategies for improving the design, planning, and implementation of programs, courses, and other learning experiences for students in both the sciences and humanities that are supported by high-quality academic research.
April 12, 2017
Taking a Scientific Approach to Science and Engineering Education
Dr. Carl Wieman, Nobelist and professor of both physics and education, 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.