Convocation 2019: How to be a Kickass Stem Learner
The Center for Innovations in Teaching and Learning (CITL) is delighted to welcome Dr. Bryan Dewsbury, a leading proponent of inclusive teaching, active learning, and community-building in academia.
Bryan Dewsbury will engage directly with students in how to be effective learners in STEM courses, in order to support UC Santa Cruz students and faculty alike to address equity and community-building in the curriculum. Dinner will be served.
Co-sponsored by the Academic Excellence Program (ACE), Baskin School of Engineering, Division of Student Success, First-Gen Initiative, Genomics Institute Office
of Diversity, Learning Support Services (LSS), Poodry Diversity, SACNAS Chapter, and STEM Diversity Programs.
About the speaker : Bryan Dewsbury is Assistant Professor of Marine Biology at the University of Rhode Island and the Principal Investigator of the Science Education and Society Research program. His work focuses on questions relating to identity constructs, biases, relationships, and the effects of those variables on student learning. His interest is in how students
(especially those in underrepresented groups) develop perceptions of the world and others, and how those perceptions affect their engagement with science content, career choices, and academic performance. Central to the formation of these constructs are the presence of hidden biases, stereotype threat, and mindset. Bryan’s work addresses the pressing issues of our time, such as student retention in STEM fields, under-representation of minority groups in certain STEM fields, and the role of affect domain in student learning gains.
Wednesday, April 10 at 5:30pm
Kresge Town Hall
510 Porter-Kresge Road, Santa Cruz, California 95064
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