ed research · for faculty · SoTL

SoTL Resources

Over the last 3 years, I’ve spent some time curating SoTL resources for colleagues on the MRU Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning’s website.  I thought I’d capture them here as well:   About SoTL Bernstein, D. (2010) Finding Your Place in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, International Journal for the Scholarship of… Continue reading SoTL Resources

for faculty · for students · math anxiety

Science is hard and that’s a good thing!

To be honest, math always came easily to me and so I never understood the “math anxiety” or “I hate math” perspectives.  This post, entitled Science: It’s Really, Really Hard, And That’s Something To Celebrate sums up a couple of key things that have bouncing around in my head but I hadn’t yet put into… Continue reading Science is hard and that’s a good thing!

educational philosophy · for faculty · unschooling

Noam Chomsky on the purpose of education

In this 20 minute video, Noam Chomsky discusses different views on the purpose of education.  There is the traditional view that the highest goal in life is to inquire and create, and follow a quest for understanding, versus the control and indoctrination view where the believe is that “young people have to be placed into… Continue reading Noam Chomsky on the purpose of education

for faculty

MRU’s STEM Education Journal Club begins!

STEM Education Journal Club – Winter 2012 Facilitator: Janice Miller-Young This journal club will be a forum to share interdisciplinary research on teaching and learning in STEM, for the purposes of (a) informing our teaching and (b) learning about unique research, assessment methodologies, and results in STEM education. The first meeting will be to decide… Continue reading MRU’s STEM Education Journal Club begins!