Jan 16, 2020
UCI Education Research Initiative (ERI) has a number of exciting opportunities in the coming months. For those interested in learning more about the ERI and joining our mailing list, please visit the ERI website.
ERI January Seminar Speaker
|We are excited to host Cynthia Finelli, Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Education, and Director of Engineering Education Research at the University of Michigan, as our first speaker of 2020.
Seminar: Active learning in the classroom: Overcoming barriers and planning for action
Time and Location: 3:30-4:30 p.m. on January 23 in Engineering Hall 2430 -Colloquia Room
Abstract: There is ample evidence about the positive benefits of active learning and other student-centered teaching, yet the lecture format continues to be the prevailing pedagogy in most undergraduate engineering classrooms. Dr.
Professor Finelli will present research findings to answer these questions and will identify strategies for participants to apply the research findings to their own teaching.
About Cynthia Finelli: As a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Professor of Education, and Director of Engineering Education Research at the University of Michigan, Cynthia’s research areas include increasing faculty adoption of evidence-based instruction, studying the impact of the classroom space on teaching and learning, and using instructional technology to improve student learning and engagement. She founded the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching in Engineering at the University of Michigan in 2003 and served as its Director for 12 years. Dr. Finelli is a Fellow of the American Society of Engineering Education, Deputy Editor for the Journal of Engineering Education, Associate Editor for the IEEE Transactions on Education, and past chair of the Educational Research and Methods Division of ASEE. She also was a major contributor to AAAS’ recently released report: Levers for Change.
If you are interested in attending the talk or workshop, please RSVP here.
Finelli is engaged in research to answer questions such as:
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