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Dr. Luanna Prevost to Lead Conversation: Adoption in STEM Teaching

posted Dec 4, 2011, 2:38 PM by Jon Sticklen   [ updated Dec 4, 2011, 2:39 PM ]
College of Engineering  
Center for Engineering Education Research  

Brown bag Discussion on ...  
Increasing the Impact of Educational Innovation in STEM  

Tue, Dec 6, noon-1  
3540 EB  

Dr. Luanna Prevost will lead the discussion, which will be rooted in an NAE report by Henderson and Dancy (2011). 

Research efforts and funding agencies continue to support the development of innovative, student-centered pedagogies. This investment in STEM education innovation underlines the importance of examining how these innovation are adopted in STEM education. The root issue is that if proven innovations are not adopted, then the innovations come to naught. Dr. Prevost will give a high level overview of the NAE report by Henderson and Dancy. Following the paper overview, Dr. Prevost will introduce a set of key questions about adoption of educational innovations. The second half of the hour will be focused on discussion of the issues raised with an emphasis on what we as a community might do to help address the issues.  

The paper can be downloaded from 
http://www.nae.edu/File.aspx?id=36304

The NAE pages for the symposium in which the paper was presented is at
http://www.nae.edu/Activities/Projects/CASEE/26338/26183/26293.aspx

Luanna Prevost is a Postdoctoral Research Associate with the Center for Engineering Education Research (CEER) at Michigan State University. Her research activities focus on learning assessment, instructional design and student cognition in STEM disciplines. She is a member of the Automated Analysis of Constructed Responses (AACR) Program, an NSF funded cross-institutional collaboration of STEM education researchers lead by Mark Urban-Lurain. AACR is focused on the use of automated text analysis to evaluate constructed-response assessments to understand and improve student learning.