THE CARL WIEMAN SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE
Achieving the most effective, evidence-based science education
(effective science education, backed by evidence)
The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) is a multi-year project at The University of British Columbia aimed at dramatically improving undergraduate science education.
The CWSEI helps departments take a four-step, scientific approach to teaching:
- Establish what students should learn
- Scientifically measure what students are actually learning
- Adapt instructional methods and curriculum and incorporate effective use of technology and pedagogical research to achieve desired learning outcomes
- Disseminate and adopt what works
IMPACT AND INVOLVEMENT:
Climate change, stem cell research, and the latest electronics breakthroughs: how science education impacts the way you live. Read more...
Pedagogical research can help improve student learning while making teaching less time consuming and more rewarding. Read more...
You face a world where science and technology surrounds you, every job demands complex problem solving skills, and the amount of knowledge doubles every 7 years. What kind of education will prepare you to succeed? Read more...