2019 Oppenhiemer Lecture: Teaching for Learning

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 5:30pm
Chevron Auditorium at International House
Stanford University, SLAC
Public Lecture: 


When we think of the task of teachers as facilitating learning rather than as delivering information content it leads to a profound shift in how we teach and what we stress in the process. 

I will talk about the ideas and research base underlying the "Framework for k-12 Science Education" and the vision for "three-dimensional learning" as defined by that document. Over 30 states, including California, are now attempting to implement this vision with their new science standards. I will also discuss how physics education research at the college level argues for a continuation of similar principles and shifts in emphasis for teaching physics (and other sciences) at the college level.