Northwestern University

Wed 10:00 AM

CIRTL Series: In-Class Problem Solving: an Approach to Effective Learning in STEM

When: Wednesday, January 29, 2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM  

Where: 627 Dartmouth Place, Searle Center Library, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Theresa J Pfister   1.847.491.3106

Group: Searle Graduate Events

Category: Academic

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In-Class Problem Solving: an Approach to Effective Learning in STEM

When: Wednesday, January 29, 10:00 am -12:00 pm

Location: Searle Center Library

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An integral aspect of STEM education is geared towards developing students' ability to apply their acquired knowledge to problem solving. To this end, there has been increasing interest in project- and problem-based learning as useful tools for honing students' problem solving skills. This workshop will begin with a discussion on the merits and demerits of in-class problem solving. We will then delve into conversations on designing and implementing in-class problem solving in such a way that enhances student learning. 

Workshop Facilitators:

Mirian Diop is a fifth year Ph.D candidate in the Chemical and Biological Engineering (ChBE) department. In addition to TAing several other courses in the ChBE department, Mirian also participated in the Teaching Apprenticeship Program, which gave her the opportunity to co-teach Heat Transfer (ChE 322) under the mentorship of Professor Wesley Burghardt.

Jennifer Hobbs is a sixth year graduate student in the Physics department doing computations and behavioral research on neuromechanics of the rat whisker system. In addition to her Graduate Teaching Fellow position, she is also a Teaching Consultant for the Searle Center and has previously served as a Graduate Teaching Mentor (2011-2012) and TA Fellow (2009, 2010, 2011). Jennifer has been a TA for a number of introductory physics courses (Physics 125-3, Physics 130-1,2,3, Physics 135-2,3) as both a discussion and laboratory TA, and helped redesign the Bio210 sequence as an HHMI Teaching Fellow for the NuViBE program in 2011-2012. Jennifer is also the Assistant Master for Hobart Women's Residential College.




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