2019 Oppenheimer Lecture: Teaching for Learning: What I have learned from learning research

Lecture: Highlight | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Helen R. Quinn, Professor Emeritus, SLAC

 Department of Physics

When we think of the task of teachers as facilitating learning rather than as delivering information content it leads to a profound shift in how we teach and what we stress in the process.

I will talk about the ideas and research base underlying the "Framework for k-12 Science Education" and the vision for "three-dimensional learning" as defined by that document. Over 30 states, including California, are now attempting to implement this vision with their new science standards. I will also discuss how physics education research at the college level argues for a continuation of similar principles and shifts in emphasis for teaching physics (and other sciences) at the college level.

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