Lunch:
A word from your sponsors: CUSE, PKAL & MERLOT

Lunch:
A word from your sponsors: CUSE, PKAL & MERLOT

Saturday, November 22, 2003
12:00 - 1:00 pm

Presenters:
Robert L. DeHaan, Director, Committee on Undergraduate Science Education- National Research Council
Jeanne L. Narum, Director- Project Kaleidoscope
Flora McMartin, Director of Member Services & Evaluation- MERLOT

Issues in undergraduate science education; Perspectives from the National Research Council
Robert L. DeHaan, Director, Committee on Undergraduate Science Education- National Research Council

The National Research Council (NRC) is the operational arm of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine. The Committee on Undergraduate Science Education (CUSE) has as its goal to base improved policies and practices in post-secondary education on scientifically reliable evidence. Recent NRC reports have discussed important findings about learning, assessment, and instructional strategies. In his presentation, DeHaan will discuss questions such as: What has recent research in education and the cognitive sciences told us about undergraduate instruction and student learning? What changes are needed in institutions of higher learning to improve science teaching? What benefits does information technology have to offer? Through an interactive discussion informed by research in learning and neuro-cognition, participants will explore some of the major issues in this fast-moving field.