IAS News

Price and Ferrare: Comparing Modes of Instruction with Instructor Beliefs

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IAS faculty members Becca Price and Joe Ferrare, along with Clark Coffman (Iowa State) have published an article in a series of annotations that introduce scholars to biology education research. The original paper (by Ferrare) describes how college science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) courses are taught, and how the instructors’ teaching styles correspond to their beliefs about the way students learn. The paper concludes ...

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Becca Price publishes teaching module: “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies”

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A team of scientists including IAS faculty member Becca Price published a teaching module called “Vitamin C for Colds? Writing LETTERS to Synthesize and Communicate Results from Multiple Studies” in CourseSource. In the lesson, students draw from three different data sources to explore whether vitamin C lowers severity or length of a cold in average people. Contrary to conventional wisdom, the data show that vitamin C has ...

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Becca Price and colleagues present at the 2020 UW Teaching & Learning Symposium—an event held online this year

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IAS faculty member Becca Price and her colleagues presented a video presentation about their work in STEP-UP—Science Teaching Experience Program for Upcoming Ph.D.s. This program helps Ph.D. students at UW in science fields learn how to teach, and it mentors them during their first teaching experience. Our program uses Design Based Research to identify the most successful components of ...

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Becca Price joins panel that troubleshoots online instruction

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IAS faculty member Becca Price joined a panel discussion sponsored by the American Society of Cell Biology that helped instructors trouble shoot problems coming up as they switch rapidly to online instruction. Along with other faculty members from a mix of community colleges and state universities, the panelists talked about strategies for supporting online communities during this global health crisis and ...

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Becca Price mentors and leads discussion on making the culture of science inclusive

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IAS faculty member Becca Price attended the Gordon Research Seminar and the Gordon Research Conference on Undergraduate Biology Education Research. The Seminar is intended for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows, and Dr. Price attended as a mentor to support these early career scientists. She also led a The GRC Power Hour™ for the conference, an hour long discussion about how to change the culture of science to be more welcoming to women. Later in the conference ...

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