The last ten years have seen an explosion of new insights from the science of how people learn, with radical implications for university learning and teaching. The research has highlighted how different educational elements are best combined to help students become independent thinkers in the domains of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).
This intensive training, by scientists for scientists, will bring together beginners and advanced instructors, as well as emerging education researchers, across a wide range of STEM subjects. It will offer an integrated vision of science education for the 21st century by the combination of the following sessions:
The Active Futures in STEM Education sessions will provide an introduction to the latest research on how students learn science. It will take a hands-on approach, applying evidence-based ideas to the instructional activities created by the participants, and giving help and feedback on practical implementation.
The Professional development for Emerging Education Researchers (PEER) sessions will teach how to conduct education research effectively. Participants will learn how to identify, design and develop education research projects, collaborate ethically, and evaluate the effectiveness of instruction.