Stanford University professor and Nobel laureate Carl Wieman presents a digital speak, titled ‘Taking a Scientific Approach to Teaching Science (and Most Other Subjects),’ to the UM neighborhood at 3 p.m. Oct. 21. Registration for the digital speak is free. Photo courtesy Andrew Brodhead/Stanford University

OXFORD, Miss. – The University of Mississippi neighborhood is being supplied a possibility to listen to from a Nobel Prize winner and acclaimed educating and studying researcher.

The Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and the Academic Innovations Group are internet hosting a Zoom speak by Stanford University professor Carl Wieman from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Oct. 21. Registration is open till the day earlier than the digital speak, titled “Taking a Scientific Approach to Teaching Science (and Most Other Subjects).”

Wieman was awarded a Nobel Prize in 2001 for his work within the discipline of atomic physics and received the 2020 Yidan Prize for education research. He holds a joint appointment as a professor of physics and a professor within the Graduate School of Education, and is understood for his revolutionary analysis of the effectiveness of varied educating methods utilized in schooling.

“Certainly the primary audience is people who teach at the university, but this is an event that we want to open up to anyone interested – students, staff, even alumni who might be interested,” stated Josh Eyler, UM director of faculty development and lecturer of writing and rhetoric. “This is a uncommon alternative to listen to from a Nobel Prize winner.

“And it’s not just that he’s a Nobel Prize winner, but he’s talking about the heart of education and his decades’ worth of work on reforming higher education.”

Registration is out there by way of a Google Forms site or the Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning events website. Once registered, individuals will probably be despatched the Zoom hyperlink for the speak.

Wieman will focus on the science of studying and the way individuals study and what meaning for educating practices. He additionally will focus on educating methods and the way academics can successfully consider the educating and studying that’s taking place of their school rooms.

“Research on how people learn is now revealing much more effective ways to teach and evaluate learning than what is in use in the traditional science class,” Wieman stated in his speak summary. “Students and instructors discover such educating extra rewarding, and it additionally reveals college students methods to study most successfully.

“This research is setting the stage for a new approach to teaching and learning that can provide the relevant and effective education for all students that is needed for the 21st century.”

Although he has a science background, the underlying rules in Wieman’s speak come from his analysis of larger schooling and apply extensively.

“His whole mission, post-physics research and post-Nobel Prize, is to make education better,” Eyler stated. “Now, as a scientist, he targeted his preliminary efforts on science schooling.

“And his talk will have a lot about science education in it, but as he says in his title, the strategies that he’s talking about are applicable in almost any teaching situation that you’re given, so the talk will be more broadly applicable than for just science.”

Wieman, who additionally holds the DRC chair within the School of Engineering at Stanford, was named the 2004 U.S. Professor of the Year amongst all doctoral and analysis universities, a prestigious award sponsored by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

In 2017, Wieman revealed “Improving How Universities Teach Science: Lessons from the Science Education Initiative” (Harvard University Press). He wrote the e book based mostly on his expertise because the founder and head of the Science Education Initiative on the University of Colorado, the place Wieman was a professor earlier than becoming a member of the Stanford school. The program targeted on supporting school to strategy the educating of science as a science.

He additionally served in President Obama’s administration as affiliate director for science within the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

Wieman stated in a 2020 Stanford University news release that he has “come to see education fundamentally as a way for people to learn to make better decisions,” and is advocating for “a scientific approach to teaching science” by urging STEM professors to use the identical rules in educating that they use of their analysis.

For future Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning occasions that handle educating and studying at UM and assist the Ole Miss neighborhood, go to https://cetl.olemiss.edu/cetl-events-2/.

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