David Derezotes leads CSME Exchange (Feb 14)

The Center for Science and Mathematics Education (CSME) is pleased to present the CSME Exchange, an interactive brown bag discussion for faculty, instructors and staff. The next CSME Exchange is: Transforming difficult conversations in science and math classrooms into opportunities for learning how to build inclusive communities David Derezotes Director of the Peace and Conflict Studies Program […]

Developing Scientific Reasoning Skills (Jan 29)

Teresa Burns Monday, January 29, 2018 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   PHYS 103 at Coastal Carolina University is a physical science course for non-science majors that can be used to satisfy general education requirements and is a physical science choice for elementary education majors.  For […]

Enriching instructional practices through students’ framing of physics problems (Jan 23)

Deepa Chari Tuesday, January 23 12:00 noon INSCC 110 Light lunch at 11:30 a.m. in INSCC Lobby   Epistemic framing forms an important part of students’ abilities to learn physics through problem solving. It reveals how students make sense of a given problem and what knowledge is considered appropriate by them to solve that problem. […]

Rochelle Gutiérrez – Hugo Rossi Lecture (Jan 18)

<<Hugo Rossi Lecture Series Rehumanizing Mathematics: Should That Be Our Goal? Rochelle Gutiérrez, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign This presentation is co-hosted by CSME and the College of Education.    Abstract: For far too long, we have embraced an “equity” standpoint that has been poorly defined (Gutierrez, 2002) or constantly shifting (NCTM, 2008).  It has been difficult to […]

Redesigning Introductory Astronomy for Majors (Jan 16)

Alice Olmstead Tuesday, January 16 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   Abstract: In this talk, I will describe a multi-year, collaborative course redesign effort that I co-led in the Astronomy department at the University of Maryland, College Park. I worked with a tenured faculty member, a […]

Pedagogical strategies to increase students’ engagement and motivation (Jan 11)

  Claudia De Grandi Thursday, January 11 12:00 noon INSCC 110 (Auditorium) Light lunch served at 11:30 in the INSCC Lobby   Abstract: With the goal of improving STEM accessibility and inclusivity, I and my collaborators have implemented a series of pedagogical interventions to increase students’ engagement and learning in an introductory physics course geared […]