Pedagogy in a Science Context: A Workshop for Graduate Students

Monday, August 17, 2009 - 9:00am - 4:00pm EDT

  • Location:Dibner Building, LC 433
    Five MetroTech Center, Brooklyn, New York, US
  • Contact:Susan Hermon
    shermon@poly.edu

This 3-day workshop will broaden graduate students' education by exposing them to the pedagogy of STEM education. It is organized through NYU-Poly's AMPS (Applying Mechatronics to Promote Science) and CBRI (Central Brooklyn Robotics Initiative) projects. The workshop is open to all NYU-Poly graduate students, even if they are not GK-12 Fellows.

In addition to pedagogy, aspects of curriculum and assessment will be introduced, as well as the role technology plays in supporting teaching and learning.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop a basic understanding that the teaching and learning of STEM involves an appreciation of the complex interaction between what students should know, how they should come to know it, and how they are able to demonstrate their knowledge
  • Become more familiar with specific pedagogical strategies associated with the teaching and learning of STEM including modeling, questioning, linking learning theories and classroom practice
  • Develop an understanding of the role of assessment in student learning
  • Examine the role of technology in the teaching and learning of STEM