Talks and Workshops by Scott Strobel & Jennifer Frederick

3 March 2016 (Thu)

We are delighted to announce our visit by Jennifer Frederick and Scott Strobel. They will both be in Singapore for several days: Scott will be giving a public talk and Jennifer will be conducting a workshop for Faculty. Please mark your calendars and come to these events!

Public Talk : “Plastic-Eating Fungi & Other Wonders Discovered by Yale Undergraduates”
March 3, 4:30-6:00 PM
Lecture Theater 1

Scott Strobel is the Henry Ford II Professor of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry at Yale University and the vice-president of West Campus Planning and Program Development. Professor Strobel will be giving an overview of an innovative experiential learning course offered through Yale in Costa Rica. In the rainforest expedition and laboratory class students discover new microbes in the rain forests in Costa Rica and then blend those classroom activities with an intensive summer research experience. Professor Strobel will discuss both his approaches to teaching, and how teaching and research can compliment each other.

Here is a Reading Packet (Plastic-Eating Fungi & Other Wonders) that you might be interested in as background reading for the session.

Faculty Workshop : “Teaching to Prioritize Learning”
March 4, 12:00-2:00 PM
Program Room 2, East Core

Jennifer Frederick is Executive Director of the Yale Center for Teaching and Learning will be conducting a workshop teaching to prioritize student learning. Decades of research offer insight into how people learn. Participants in this hands-on workshop will consider key findings from cognitive science and education research on best practices in teaching students how to learn. By reflecting on our own classrooms and exchanging ideas, we will explore how to apply this research on learning in a variety of educational settings – from small seminars to LABs. Bring your syllabi, ideas – and we will discuss how to design your classes to build on educational research!

Here are some materials from Jennifer’s workshop: