Lessons Learned by Leading Researchers in Science and Education | Conceptual Framework

Introduction:

Creating an Integrated Science Learning Environment, Dr. Rebekah Nix


Welcome to  Lessons Learned by Leading Researchers in Science and Education

Written primarily for experienced classroom science teachers, all lifelong learners can benefit from experiencing this series of virtual seminars. In fact, it won’t take long for you to figure out that I left business/industry to develop applications of information technology in higher education. Each of us is a student in different ways at any given time. Probably unique in your experience, this course is designed to cultivate creative thinking and personal reflection within the realm of scientific and educational research.

This first lesson (week 01) and the final lesson (week 08) are quite different from the actual seminar units. This introduction is not only to give you an idea of the context and expectations of the course, but to ensure that your computer system(s) are suitable for the activities - and that you are comfortable with the interface. If, at any point during the semester, you have questions, concerns,  or comments, please don't hesitate to email me directly at rnix@utdallas.edu, okay?

The basic premise is quite simple and this sort of seminar course is very common in the natural science disciplines here at UTD. There’s an open invitation added to the UTD News Headlines section of the homepage almost every day! Research is a collaborative effort. The quickest way to get the word out about cutting-edge work is through these academic presentations. Most every Friday afternoon you can find something of interest being discussed or explored by graduate students in every program; they’re the current experts on their specific topic.

So why not extend the educational value of the colloquia presented by the Teacher Development Center and Science/Mathematics Education Department beyond the original presentation?

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