The STEM Teaching Discussions are meetings of Columbia graduate students and post-docs in STEM fields who are interested in evidence based teaching approaches to undergraduate teaching. During our meetings let by the CTL fellow Susie Newcomb, we draw on various resources and online videos to prompt discussion and short activities surrounding the week’s designated topic.
This week we continue our exploration of learning principles that apply in all teaching contexts. These include, effective ways of providing feedback to students and student motivations for learning. We’ll consider the research supporting these principles and examples of how STEM faculty put them into practice.
Any current or future instructor at Columbia is welcome. No registration or preparation necessary — if you are interested in the topic and available, just drop by! Email Susie Newcomb at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you are interested, our materials are drawn from an online course offered through the CIRTL network: www.stemteachingcours