Assessing science teaching: are we teaching the right thing?

Presentation Date: 

Friday, October 5, 2007


Teaching & Learning Lunch, Amherst College (Amherst, MA)

Presentation Slides: 

Discussions of teaching -- even some publications -- abound with anecdotal evidence. Our intuition often supplants a systematic, scientific approach to finding out what works and what doesn't work. Yet, research is increasingly demonstrating that our gut feelings about teaching are often wrong. In this talk I will discuss some research my group has done on gender issues in science courses and on the effectiveness of classroom demonstrations.