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CIRTL Webcasts Explore Topics in STEM Education

Posted by on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in News.

The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) is an NSF Center for Learning and Teaching in higher education. The goal of CIRTL is to improve the STEM learning of all students at every college and university, and thereby to increase the diversity in STEM fields and the STEM literacy of the nation. This month CIRTL will be host two webcasts that explore topics in STEM education

Linking Pedagogy to Professional Skills: One-Page Instructional Resources Built from an NSF Study on Engineering Practice

November 7th, 2:00-3:00 pm
As we help prepare the next generation of STEM professionals, what are the skills, knowledge, and ways of thinking they will need for the workplace? How can we connect pedagogy and course content to these abilities? In an NSF-funded study of professional work, we asked these questions of engineers and observed their work to determine how STEM education can better connect to current practice. This session will provide an overview of the study’s findings and dig into one of the essential skills emphasized for effective work–communication. We will explore how to explicitly develop students’ communication skills within your courses without a lot of extra work.

Sandra Courter, PhD Professor Emeritus, Engineering Prof. Dev. University of Wisconsin
Kevin J. B. Anderson, PhD CESA #2 School Improvement Consultant in STEM Education
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University politics: Navigating the Rules and Expectations

November 29th 12:00-1:00 pm

Jon Sticklen, Center for Engineering Education Research

Robert A. Linsenmeier, Northwestern Center for Engineering Education Research

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Mentoring Graduate Students and Postdocs

November 30th, 1:00-2:00 pm
Laura Harrington, Cornell University
Colleen McLinn, Cornell University
Christine Holmes, Cornell University

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