PLB 802: F04


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Seminar Information

Instructor:
Dr. Diane Ebert-May, Professor
Department of Plant Biology
213 North Kedzie Laboratory
(O) 432.7171
ebertmay@msu.edu

Class Meetings: Tuesday evenings 5:30 - 7:30 PM; 8 weeks: September 28 - November 30
Location: PLB 147
Graduate students - 1 credit
Postdoctoral Fellows - Certificate - Scientific Teaching in Plant Biology (can be included in CV)

Course Format:
The seminar meets two hours weekly for eight weeks (schedule attached). Each team (two students/team) will identify a discipline-based educational problem that interests them. The topics in the seminar are intended to examine the theory, instructional design, and assessment needed to help address the problem. Ideally, time between seminar meetings will provide teams opportunities to discuss their problem within their laboratories about their scientific research and the learning of science.

Evaluation:
Instructional modules will be assessed using criteria developed by the participants in the seminar.

Impact of Course:

Suggested Resources:

Angelo TA, Cross KP. 1993. Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (2nd ed.). San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Johnson DW, Johnson R, Smith K. 1998. Active learning: Cooperation in the College Classroom. Edina, MN.: Interaction Book Company.

McKeachie WJ.1998. Teaching Tips: Strategies, Research, and Theory for College and University Teachers (10th ed). Lexington, MA.: Heath and Co.