Seminar Series

Wed, 11 Apr 2018 3:30 PM

Presentation Studio at SFU's Big Data Hub


Dr. Fiona Rawle, University of Toronto, Mississauga

Evidence-Based Practices in Science Education: A Meta-Analysis

Fiona Rawle will discuss her recent work on a meta-analysis of best practices in science education. We will review the research in science education and evidence-based learning in the post-secondary context, and will explore the evidence for the impact of motivation and engagement on learning, active learning, flipped classrooms, and fostering scientific reasoning skills.

About the speaker:

Fiona Rawle has a Ph.D in Pathology and Molecular Medicine and is currently the Associate Dean, Undergraduate, at the University of Toronto Mississauga, and an Associate Professor, Teaching Stream, in the Dept. of Biology. Her research focuses on science education, the science of learning, and the communication of science to the public. She has received numerous awards focused on teaching, including the E.A. Robinson Teaching Excellence Award. Dr. Rawle is also a member of U of T’s TIDE group (Toronto Initiative for Diversity & Excellence).

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