College of Sciences Teaching and Learning Workshop

College of Sciences Teaching and Learning Workshop:

Getting Started in Discipline-Based Educational Research

Where: Lowman Student Center, Room 320

When: Friday, August 23, 2013; 8 a.m. - 12 noon

Speaker's Curriculum Vita: Alix G. Darden, Ph.D.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the steps involved in a discipline-based education research (DBER) project.
  • Create an educational research question.
  • Identify learning assessment tools appropriate to answer an educational research question.
  • List databases and journals where educational research is published.

This workshop is designed to familiarize faculty with the concept of discipline based education research (DBER). It will focus on the basics needed to begin one's own research and scholarship in teaching and learning. Participants will be engaged in a hands-on, minds-on workshop and are encouraged to bring questions, materials and/or DBER projects they are engaged in or are thinking about. The main focus of the workshop will be on designing DBER questions and assessments. Other topics that will be covered include basic background readings, human subject considerations, finding mentors and collaborators, qualitative and quantitative assessment of data and getting the project published.


Refreshments will be provided.

RSVP: Please let Dr. Todd Primm know if attending.


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