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ERIC Number: EJ1023619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0047-231X
Transformative Research-Based Pedagogy Workshops for Chemistry Graduate Students and Postdocs
Bauer, Christopher; Libby, R. Daniel; Scharberg, Maureen; Reider, David
Journal of College Science Teaching, v43 n2 p36-43 Nov 2013
One-day professional development workshops for graduate students and postdocs were held at top National Research Council--ranked chemistry research departments. Attendees intend to pursue academic careers, yet their experience and knowledge about teaching and learning were small. Postsurveys indicated that despite the short duration, the workshop informed and transformed individuals in their thinking about teaching and learning and motivated them to take a next step. The workshop introduced strong instructional approaches (guided inquiry, group learning, clickers), established the importance of theory (motivation, cooperative learning, metacognition, constructivism, misconceptions), and introduced novel pedagogic structures (discourse analysis, jigsaw, shared lab data). Follow-up surveys and interviews determined that participants, even if not currently in teaching appointments, sustained interest and enthusiasm, included ideas in faculty position applications, and continued conversations in their departments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A