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Using Questions as a Teaching Strategy

October 16, 2017 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

Using Questions as a Teaching Strategy

Monday, October 16
Hill Auditorium, Barrows Hall

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In this interactive workshop, education researchers from the UMaine Research in STEM Education (RiSE) Center will explore the different kinds of questioning strategies instructors can use in class. They will also examine the roles that various kinds of questions may play in informing instructors and guiding students. In addition, participants will reflect on the affordances and constraints of various strategies and consider how choices about questions can impact large and small group discussions.

MacKenzie R. Stetzer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy who has been involved in the development of research-based instructional materials in physics and physical science since 2001. He also has extensive experience in the preparation and professional development of K-12 teachers, undergraduate Learning Assistants, graduate Teaching Assistants, and university instructors.

Natasha Speer is an Associate Professor in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. Her work focuses on undergraduate mathematics and teaching-related professional development for instructors. This work includes the design of materials and programs to support instructor learning as well as research into the knowledge instructors used when implementing active learning approaches with students.

Erin Vinson is the Campus Programs and Professional Development Coordinator at the RiSE Center and has been involved with discipline-based education research at the University of Maine since 2014, at both the RiSE Center and the School of Biology and Ecology. Erin works closely with both UMaine faculty and undergraduate Maine Learning Assistants to improve undergraduate STEM education for all.

Sponsored by the UMaine Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning.


October 16, 2017
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Barrows Hall