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Teaching in Stereo
Transcript of Teaching in Stereo
Perspectives on Learner-Centered Instruction
"Colourful army," maistora, Flickr
"#201," Yasmeen, Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND)
Where do you keep your ketchup?
Why do students leave the sciences?
Seymour & Hewitt (2000)
How does race influence the university experience?
In most cases, it's not ability that keeps students from persisting in STEM majors.
It's other factors: instructional approaches, curriculum, lack of role models, and classroom climate.
For black students at Vanderbilt, the classroom is often
on their list of “safe” places where they can be themselves.
"Nine by Nine," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Difficult Dialogues, http://bit.ly/1qsKjSQ
Structured Reading Groups
Parrott & Cherry (2011)
Michele DiPietro, Kennesaw State
Use office hours.
Provide good feedback.
Set the climate.
Margaret Rubega's Story: http://is.gd/KbKhFO
Birdwatching + Twitter
See also: http://is.gd/T2kybD
And this: http://is.gd/0s55se
More #birdclass tweets: http://is.gd/2sWdGf
Erika Grundstrom's blog:
Ambrose et al. (2010)
"Pink Pedal Power," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
Helen Shin, English: http://bit.ly/1q8bKBh
Derek's Diigo Group: http://is.gd/KM1rh0
Categorize these super-heroes.
View of Boston, c. 1860
View-Master, c. 1980
"Robin launched himself at a catman--ZAP!", Anssi Koskinen, Flickr (CC)
and an Ox
Actual weight: 1,198 lbs.
Median guess: 1,207 lbs.
Mean guess: 1,197 lbs.
Why don't students speak up in class?
Women students and math exams
Spencer, Steele, & Quinn (1999)
White students and athletic performance
Stone, Lynch, Sjomeling, & Darley (1999)
Black students and verbal reasoning tests
Steele & Aronson (1995)
Be willing to examine your assumptions.
Model inclusive language.
Use multiple, diverse examples.
Don't ask people to speak for an entire group.
"College Halls," Derek Bruff, Flickr (CC)
So what to do?
Some small steps...
What your takeaway from this keynote?
What do you want to try in your classroom?
Derek Bruff / derekbruff.org / @derekbruff
Nick Sousanis, Unflattening. More info:
Credit / apologies to Kimberly Tanner
And many more
Builds social connections.
Cordray, D., Harris, T., & Klein, S. (2009). A research synthesis of the effectiveness, replicability, and generality of the VaNTH challenge-based instructional modules in bioengineering. Journal of Engineering Education, 98, 335-348.
Light, R. (2001). Making the most of college: Students speak their minds. Harvard University Press.
Page, S. (2008). The difference: How the power of diversity creates better groups, firms, schools, and societies. Princeton University Press.
Parrott, H. M., & Cherry, E. (2011). Using structured reading groups to facilitate deep learning. Teaching Sociology. 39(4), 354-370.
Seymore, E., & Hewitt, N. (2000). Talking about leaving: Why undergraduates leave the sciences. Westview Press.
Spencer, S., Steel, C., & Quinn, D. (1999). Stereotype threat and women’s math performance. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 35, 4-28.
Steel, C. (2010). Whistling Vivaldi. Norton & Co.
Steele, C., & Aronson, J. (1995). Stereotype threat and the intellectual test performance of African Americans. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 69, 797-811.
Stone, J., Lynch, C., Sjomeling, M., & Darley, J. (1999). Stereotype threat effects on Black and White athletic performance. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77, 1213-1227.
Tinto, V. (2012). Completing college: Rethinking institutional action. University of Chicago Press.
Make learning visible.
Seated Poster Session: http://derekbruff.org/?p=2118