» Materials (talks, posters, ...) from the CWSEI End of Year Events on the EOY Event pages
» Materials from other events (seminars, etc) on the Events page
» CWSEI and CU-SEI publications and presentations on the SEI Research page
» Course transformation resources on the Course Transformation page
The ABCs of How We Learn; 26 Scientifically Proven Approaches, How They Work, and When to Use Them - Daniel Schwartz, Jessica Tsang, and Kristen Blair
How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching - Susan Ambrose, Michael Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha Lovett, and Marie Norman
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and School - Ann Brown, Rodney Cocking, and John Bransford
Thinking, Fast and Slow - Daniel Kahneman
Cambridge Handbook of the Learning Sciences (this is pretty technical) - Keith Sawyer
Cambridge Handbook of Expertise and Expert Performance (this is pretty technical) - K. Anders Ericsson, Neil Charness, Paul Feltovich, and Robert Hoffman
Discovering Statistics Using SPSS - Andy Field
Handbook of Educational Psychology (this is very technical) - Patricia A. Alexander and Philip H. Winne
Handbook of Metacognition in Education - Douglas J. Hacker, John Dunlosky, and Arthur C. Graesser
How Students Learn: Science in the Classroom - M. Suzanne Donovan and John D. Bransford
How Students Learn: History, Mathematics, and Science in the Classroom - M. Suzanne Donovan and John D. Bransford
Just in Time Teaching - Gregor Novak, Andrew Gavrin, Wolfgang Christian, Evelyn Patterson
Knowing what Students Know (this is pretty technical) - James W. Pellegrino, Naomi Chudowsky, and Robert Glaser
Learning and Instruction - Richard E. Mayer
Peer Instruction: A User's Manual - Eric Mazur
Peer Instruction Interactive Teaching (DVD) featuring Harvard Physics Professor Eric Mazur
Scientific Teaching - Jo Handelsman, Sarah Miller, and Christine Pfund
Statistical Modeling: A Fresh Approach - Daniel T. Kaplan
Teaching Physics with the Physics Suite CD - Edward F. Redish (*this book outlines a variety of tools for learning and effective pedagogy, many of which can be broadly applied to disciplines other than physics)
What the Best College Teachers Do - Ken Bain
The following materials have been designed and written by Jared L. Taylor and George B. Spiegelman in Life Sciences.
ZIP Folder of Materials
The following TA training materials have been developed by Mya Warren, Sandy Martinuk and Joss Ives in the UBC Physics and Astronomy Department and are good models to follow.
To visit the UBC Department of Physics & Astronomy TA Training Course Website, click HERE.
›› See Events for materials from talks sponsored by the CWSEI
Transforming STEM Education: A Scientific Approach to Teaching & Learning Carl Wieman, White House OSTP; Optical Society of America Leadership Conference Address, Feb. 10, 2012, Washington, DC.
Transforming Science Education at a Large Research University: progress report from the Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) at UBC Plenary talk by Sarah Gilbert at The Western Conference on Science Education, University of Western Ontario (July 2011).
Poster on the UBC Science Education Initiative — 2009 for the President’s Campus Town Hall, September 2009.
Poster on the UBC and CU Science Education Initiatives — for the Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM Symposium, Western Michigan University, June 16-19, 2008.
Poster on Department-based Science Education Specialists (STF/STLFs) as agents of change in university education — for the Facilitating Change in Undergraduate STEM Symposium, Western Michigan University, June 16-19, 2008.
MIT World: Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the Tools of Science to Teach Science with Dr. Carl Wieman — March 2008
Kathy Perkins talk (Associate Director, CU-SEI) — Studying Student Beliefs About Science: their importance and what affects them — July 2007
Taking a Scientific Approach to Science Education, Part I–Research, Microbe, Vol. 10(4), pp. 152-156 (2015)
Part II—Changing Teaching, Microbe, Vol. 10(5), pp. 203-207 (2015)
Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert
A Better Way to Evaluate Undergraduate Teaching, Change, Vol. 47(1), pp. 6-15 (2015), DOI: 10.1080/00091383.2015.996077
A Thoughtful Approach to Instruction: Course transformation for the rest of us
Stephanie Chasteen, Katherine Perkins, Paul Beale, Steven Pollock, & Carl Wieman
Change article - Transforming Science Education at Large Research Universities: A Case Study in Progress
Carl Wieman, Katherine Perkins and Sarah Gilbert
Classroom Response System ("Clickers") Bibliography (Vanderbilt Center for Teaching)
A very extensive bibliography on clicker use and research (with links to digitally available papers).
Critical and Integrative Thinking Rubric (WSU)
An excellent guide developed at Washington State University for rating critical and integrative thinking.
Learning About Teaching Physics podcasts
A series of podcasts by Stephanie Chasteen and Michael Fuchs with participation by Eric Mazur, Catherine Crouch, Jenny Knight, Ed Prather, and others.
Physics Education Research (PER) User's Guide
A web resource for physics educators (and others) to learn how to teach more effectively by applying the results of physics education research and teaching methods based on these results.
SEI Course Materials System
A repository for UBC and CU Science Education Initiative course materials
SERC: The Science Education Resource Center
Teaching methods and activities repository for a variety of disciplines, and additional resources for geoscience educators.
Test preparation guidance, BYU Testing Center
Several guides for the creation of good tests, including the excellent "How to Prepare Better Multiple-Choice Test Items: Guidelines for University Faculty"
Wendy Adams' Ph.D. Thesis - Covers research on design and effectiveness of interactive simulations, CLASS learning attitudes about science survey, and research on measuring specific components of scientific problem solving.