The Chronicle of Higher Education advocates for inclusive teaching in the classroom as a means towards improved learning. “Teaching inclusively means embracing student diversity in all forms — race, ethnicity, gender, disability, socioeconomic background, ideology, even personality traits like introversion — as an asset.” Click here to read more.
Many students prefer lecture style over hands-on or activity based learning. However, this study found that simply watching an expert perform a task does not actually increase the observer’s overall skill.
Our symposium in 2020 falls on Pi Day (3.14) and the International Day of Mathematics! For more information on this worldwide celebration, click here.
As the semester is coming to a close, it is time for student evaluations of teaching (SETs). A research study was done in which a simple intervention drew student attention to the idea that gender bias is known to exist in SETs before they completed evaluations. Click here to read up on the results of the study!
Here is an article on creating opportunities for equity and inclusion in math. “Diversity of thinking is needed to bring new ideas and fresh perspectives to complex problems. We should be harnessing all the talent and interest in our society possible, because it’s simply the morally correct and smart thing to do.”