College students learn more when their professors engage in more-active teaching techniques rather than traditional lectures.
Nobel Laureate Carl Wieman, Ph.D., a distinguished education researcher and Stanford University physics professor, will discuss advances in research on learning and teaching – and the relevance to teaching evaluations – during a Wednesday, Sept. 6 event at Loyola Marymount University. The visit is sponsored by LMU’s Center for Teaching Excellence.
Wieman won a Nobel Prize in physics in 2001 for creating a new state of matter – the Bose-Einstein condensate – before shifting his intellectual focus to undergraduate physics and science education. He has used experimental techniques to evaluate the effectiveness of various teaching strategies for physics and other sciences, and is the author of “Improving How Universities Teach Science,” published in May by Harvard Press.
Wieman served as associate director for science in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy from 2010-12.
WHAT: Carl Wieman Presents “Advances in Research on Learning and Teaching and their Relevance to the Evaluation of Teaching”
WHERE: Life Sciences Building Auditorium, Loyola Marymount University, 1 LMU Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90045.
WHEN: 4 to 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6.