PLB 802: F04

Seminar Topics and Schedule Seminar Information Readings
Academic Integrity and Responsible Conduct Teachable Unit C-TOOLS
Frontiers in Scientific Teaching

Seminar Overview and Goals:
This topics course is intended for graduate and post-doctoral students who would like to learn more about instructional materials development. It is intended to help you learn how to build and implement your own instructional materials (i.e. teachable units) for introductory biology courses. Importantly, the approach we will use is derived directly from what you are doing in your laboratories. We shall integrate into the research laboratory model pathways and processes for understanding teaching and strategies for improving students' understanding of science. You will focus initially on the fundamental scientific concepts underpinning your research and justify why this science is important for undergraduates to learn.

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