Linda Strubbe, University of British Columbia
Helping students improve their scientific practices is a key goal—and challenge—of university science programs around the world. Two complementary routes to addressing this are to bring inquiry-based labs into the curriculum, and, equally important, to develop instructors’ abilities to teach inquiry and other active learning strategies. I am working to implement both of these in three very different international contexts: (1) first-year astronomy and physics lab courses at the University of British Columbia, (2) a bi-annual Astronomy Summer School held in Nigeria and Ghana (which I co-direct), and (3) the Earth & Environmental Science major at the new University of Central Asia in Tajikistan.
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