Course title: Advancing Learning Through Evidence-Based STEM Teaching on edX.
Administered by: Boston University
Course Description: At the core of improving teaching and learning is the need to accurately determine what students have learned as a result of teaching practices. This is a research problem, to which STEM instructors can effectively apply their research skills and knowledge.In this course, you will learn about the “teaching as research” framework. This framework is a deliberate, systematic, and reflective use of research methods used to develop and implement teaching practices that advance the learning experiences and outcomes of both students and teachers.
The “Teaching as Research” framework is a core idea of The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), which is a National Science Foundation (NSF) funded network of research universities committed to preparing outstanding future faculty in STEM disciplines, with the ultimate goal of improving undergraduate STEM education in the U.S.
Enroll for this free online course and do the work at your own pace. For about 4-5 hours a week for 9 weeks, you can learn about effective STEM teaching strategies and the research that supports them.
Professors: Derek Bruff, Trina McMahon, Bennett Goldberg, Henry (Rique) Campa III
To enroll for the next upcoming session or learn more about the course, go to class-central.com.