SET - Learning Assistants in STEM Courses and Beyond

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Room 104 (Active Learning Lab)

Moody Library

Baylor University

Waco, TX 76798

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Michael Moore (ATL, Biology), Mojgan Parizi-Robinson (Biology), Eleanor Close (Texas State University)

The Learning Assistant (LA) Program, which began at the University of Colorado, Boulder and has been replicated at over 100 institutions around the world, invites trained undergraduate students into the teaching process to facilitate discussions and encourage student engagement and responsibility for learning. While originating in STEM education, the LA program is widely applicable to all disciplines seeking to improve student learning, support efforts to transform teaching using evidence-based best practices, and provide an opportunity to high-achieving students to learn how to teach through exposure to research on teaching and learning. Implementation of active learning and learning assistants has been shown to increase student scores on concept inventories, persistence, and retention. In this SET we will first discuss the necessary elements of an LA program, hear from active participants, and help you consider ways you could redesign a class session of your choice to incorporate active learning using learning assistants.

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Room 104 (Active Learning Lab)

Moody Library

Baylor University

Waco, TX 76798

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