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Calls for Improving Undergraduate Education

Chickering, A.W. and Gamson, Z.F., 1987. Seven principles for good practice in undergraduate education. AAHE bulletin, 3, p.7. https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED282491


Biesta, G. (2007). Why “what works” won’t work: Evidence‐based practice and the democratic deficit in educational research. Educational theory, 57(1), 1-22.  https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-5446.2006.00241.x


Handelsman, Jo, et al. "Scientific Teaching." Science, vol. 304, no. 5670, 2004, pp. 521-2. ProQuest, https://search.proquest.com/docview/213602301?accountid=14509 or Book Version


Ong, M., Wright, C., Espinosa, L., & Orfield, G. (2011). Inside the double bind: A synthesis of empirical research on undergraduate and graduate women of color in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Harvard Educational Review, 81(2), 172-209. http://ejournals.ebsco.com/Article.asp?ContributionID=36434636

Evidence that Active Learning Improves Outcomes

Crouch, C. H., & Mazur, E. (2001). Peer Instruction: Ten years of experience and results. American Journal of Physics, 69(9), 970-977. https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.1374249


Eddy, S.L. and Hogan, K.A., 2014. Getting under the hood: how and for whom does increasing course structure work?. CBE—Life Sciences Education, 13(3), pp.453-468. https://www.lifescied.org/loi/lse


Freeman, S., Eddy, S. L., McDonough, M., Smith, M. K., Okoroafor, N., Jordt, H., & Wenderoth, M. P. (2014). Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 111(23), 8410-8415. https://www.pnas.org/content/111/23/8410


Hake, R.R. 1998. Interactive-engagement versus traditional methods: A six-thousand-student survey of mechanics test data for introductory physics courses. Am. Jour. Phys. 66 (1): 64-74 https://aapt.scitation.org/doi/10.1119/1.18809


Knight J.K., Wood W.B. 2005. Teaching more by lecturing less. CBE Life Sci Educ. 4 (4):298-310 https://www.lifescied.org/doi/10.1187/05-06-0082


Prince, M. (2004). Does active learning work? A review of the research. Journal of Engineering Education, 93(3), 223-231. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=a9h&AN=48056773&site=ehost-live&scope=site

Techniques of Active Learning

Allen D, Tanner K. 2005. Infusing active learning into the large-enrollment biology class: seven strategies, from the simple to complex. CBE Life Sci Educ. 4:262-268. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.05-08-0113

 

Caldwell, J.E. 2007. Clickers in the large classroom: current research and best-practice tips. CBE Life Sci Educ. 6 (1): 9-20. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.06-12-0205

 

 

Deslauriers, L., Schelew, E., & Wieman, C. (2011). Improved learning in a large-enrollment physics class. Science, 332(6031), 862-864. doi:10.1126/science.1201783. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/332/6031/862

 

 

Major, C.H., Harris, M.S., and Zakrajsek, T. (2016). Teaching for Learning: 101 intentionally designed educational activities to put students on the path to success. Routledge: New York. https://uci.primo.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/01CDL_IRV_INST/1c4e24t/alma991034993812904701

 

 

Smith, M.K. et al. 2011. Combining peer discussion with instructor explanation increases student learning from in-class concept questions. CBE Life Sci Educ. 10 (1): 55-63. https://www.lifescied.org/doi/full/10.1187/cbe.10-08-0101

Importance of Diversity

Cole, D., & Espinoza, A. (2008). Examining the academic success of Latino students in science technology engineering and mathematics (STEM) majors. Journal of College Student Development, 49(4), 285-300. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/241953/summary


Hill, C., Corbett, C., & St Rose, A. (2010). Why So Few? Women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. American Association of University Women. 1111 Sixteenth Street NW, Washington, DC 20036. (pdf book) https://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED509653


 

Locks, A. M., Hurtado, S., Bowman, N. A., & Oseguera, L. (2008). Extending notions of campus climate and diversity to students' transition to college. The Review of Higher Education, 31(3), 257-285. https://muse.jhu.edu/article/232786/summary


 

Woolley, A. W., Chabris, C. F., Pentland, A., Hashmi, N., & Malone, T. W. (2010). Evidence for a collective intelligence factor in the performance of human groups. Science, 330 (6004), 686-688. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/330/6004/686

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