Laboratory learning is an iconic component of secondary and collegiate level science courses, but practice and instruction in this arena are changing. One of the most dramatic transitions in laboratory instruction is the use of distance delivery approaches. Distance delivery (a.k.a. e-learning) approaches present unique challenges and require innovation to match and potentially exceed learning outcomes of a bricks and mortar lab with the added benefit of improving accessibility of science education. Drs.
STEM, oft-used to describe the integration of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics into a new transdisciplinary subject, is a dominate goal in education these days. Are we missing something? What can the arts add to the experience of STEM learning? How can creativity enhance innovation? Enter the STEM to STEAM movement with an “A” for Arts. Join OSU’s Dr. Kevin Patton from the Music Department, Dr.
Please Join Dr. Megan McClelland as we focus on the importance of self-regulation for learning and development throughout the lifespan. Self-regulation will be defined and research on the predictability of these skills starting early in life will be discussed. Research on intervention efforts to strengthen these skills, especially in young children, will be reviewed and policy implications will be discussed. Megan M. McClelland is an Associate Professor in the Human Development & Family Sciences department and the Hallie E. Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families.
Please join Larry Roper (Student Affairs), Michelle Bothwell (Biological & Environmental Engineering), and Derron Coles (STEM Education) in a transformative conversation that will challenge your thinking about diversity and inclusion. Faculty often participate in a systems aimed at improving diversity but in reality may siphon student spirit and soul by focusing on assimilation with the dominate discipline culture rather than enrichment. Our practices, while well intended, can stifle personal identity and growth among underrepresented groups and persons.
The OSU Center for Research for Lifelong STEM Learning with support from the OSU Research Office and in collaboration with OSU Outreach and Engagement, convened a “Broader Impacts Invitational Workshop” on December 7, 2012. The workshop solicited opinions and perspectives from 65 participating faculty who were broadly representative of OSU’s diverse disciplines and units.
Dr. Kay Sagmiller, Director of the OSU Center for Teaching and Learning; Dr. Corinne Manogue, Professor in the OSU Physics Department; Dr. Eric Weber, Assistant Professor Mathematics Education; Dr. Wendy Aaron Assistant Professor Mathematics Education; and Dr. Milo Koretsky, Professor School of Chemical, Biological and Environmental Engineering will lead this forum focusing on trends in collegiate teaching research, examination of the challenges and opportunities in STEM teaching and learning.
Dr. Bouwma-Gearhart will help us situate our new Center in the greater national movement attempting to improve STEM education. Drawing on her and others’ research and our collective experiences, we will explore the (1) trend of university-based centers of STEM education, including the motivations and missions of organizations pushing their creation, and (2) the associated perils confronted and promises afforded at major research universities like our own.