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Discipline-Based Education Research: Understanding and Improving Learning in Undergraduate Science and Engineering
On November 8, 2012, the National Research Council's (NRC) Board on Science Education hosted a half-day symposium on the NRC report "Improving Undergraduate Science and Engineering Education: The Role of Discipline-Based Education Research The event featured a keynote address by Tobin Smith of the Association of American Universities, and panel discussions related to the major sections of the report:
- The implications of DBER and related research for improving science and engineering education.
- Promoting research-based instructional practices in undergraduate science and engineering.
- Advancing DBER as a field of inquiry.
Participants included discipline-based education researchers and representatives from government agencies, private foundations, disciplinary societies in the sciences, and higher education organizations. Click here for the agenda, and scroll down to watch a recording of the event.