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Hidden inequities in active learning classrooms

Evidence-based teaching seminar with Sara Brownell

Hidden inequities in active learning classrooms: How groups of students are differentially impacted by active learning

 Sara Brownell, Assistant Professor, School of Life Sciences, ASU

In response to calls for implementing active learning in college-level STEM courses, classrooms across the country are being transformed from instructor centered to student centered. In these active-learning classrooms, the dynamics among students become increasingly important for understanding student experiences.  We have explored the experiences of students in active learning classrooms and have found differences in their experiences based on their social identities.  In this talk, I will discuss recent work examining the experiences of women and LGBTQIA students in active learning classrooms, including small group discussions.  This work will hopefully help instructors to consider structuring their in-class activities in ways that promote equity, which may require more purposeful attention to alleviating the current differential student experiences with peer discussions.
 

 

Introducing the Fall 2016 Seminar series called “Evidence-based Teaching in STEM” on select Fridays from 3-5:00pm in LSE 106. The format is a 45 minute talk focused on undergraduate STEM education research by an expert in STEM education. This will be followed by a 15 minute Q&A and then an 30 minute interactive and hands-on workshops where participants can brainstorm how to turn the ideas from the talk into concrete aspects for their own courses.
This seminar is targeted to faculty, instructors, graduate and undergrad students interested in teaching and learning.

This seminar is targeted to faculty, instructors, graduate and undergrad students interested in teaching and learning.

Contact: 
amy.pate@asu.edu
Friday, Sept. 23 | 3 - 5 p.m.
Room: 
LSE 106
Location: 
School of Life Sciences - E wing
Campus: 
Tempe
Price: 
Free