This series of talks will highlight interesting teaching innovations at Penn State. The goals is to help further build a community of instructors who are interested in improving learning by their students. All are welcome. Lunch will be provided to pre-registered Mann Assembly room attendees courtesy of the Schreyer Institute.
Research has consistently found that traditional lecture is less effective at promoting student learning than interactive, student-centered approaches. Even with this knowledge,encouraging faculty members to adopt research-based teaching practices remains a hurdle. To address this issue, Penn State’s Eberly College of Science (ECOS) initiated the Evidence-Based Teaching Academy (EBTA), an immersive, week-long workshop in May that engages about 40 faculty per iteration in implementing research-based teaching practices. The Dean of ECOS fully supports the program (including monetary support for participants), and his goal is for all ECOS faculty, tenure-track and non-tenure-track, to participate in EBTA. EBTA engaged 76 faculty with the 2018 and 2019 workshops. Participants completed pre- and post-surveys designed to measure factors associated with long-term changes in teaching (e.g.,motivation, pedagogical content knowledge). Results from these surveys, follow-up interviews, and the EBTA reunion will be discussed in this talk.
For those unable to attend in person, the talk will be available via Zoom at: https://psu.zoom.us/j/404177795
For information about the ITAP series: www.ITAP.psu.edu
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