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Distinguished Speaker Series 2021 – Public Talk

February 26, 2021 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST

The Institute for Engineering Education & Innovation at Texas A&M University invites you to join our 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series scheduled to be held on February 26, 2021 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm via Zoom.

Dr. Cynthia Finelli will be giving a public talk on “Active learning in the STEM classroom: Overcoming barriers and planning for action.”

Date: 26th February 2021

Time: 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Zoom Link: http://tx.ag/ieeispeaker

Abstract: There is ample evidence about the positive benefits of active learning and other student-centered teaching, yet lecture continues to be the prevailing pedagogy in most undergraduate engineering classrooms. Dr. Finelli is engaged in research to answer questions such as: What barriers inhibit instructor adoption of active learning in undergraduate engineering classes? What are actionable ways to overcome those barriers? Is student resistance to active learning a legitimate concern, and, if so, what can instructors do to lower student resistance? Dr. Finelli will present research findings to answer some of these questions and will identify strategies for participants to apply the research findings to their own teaching.

Please contact ieei@tamu.edu for more information.


February 26, 2021
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm CST