Keeping Your Science Real: Building Case Studies from the Problem Up

Tuesday, January 17, 1:30 – 3:00, CTLR, preceded by lunch at 12:15 at the CTLR

Presenter: Scott Auerbach, Professor of Chemistry, UMass, Amherst

Participants in this workshop will have the opportunity to experience the learning environment of an iCons course and to reflect on the learning experience from the point of view of both instructor and student. This will be done through a team-based, step by step construction of a case-study, which will follow the 5-stage outline of an iCons case-study: Inception, Engagement, Research, Create, and Reflect. In the context of a real-world problem, participants will learn how to reverse-design lesson content for use in exploring their chosen case study. By the end of the workshop, participants will have crucial elements of this new instructional model ready to adapt to their classroom. All attendees will be asked to bring a copy of a newspaper or magazine article that discusses a problem that they wish to tackle.

Professor Auerbach’s Power Point presentation slides: iCons Building Case Studies 1-17-17

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