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Transforming Student Learning

From the Searle Center

Read "The Experience of Academic Learning," a study by Center Director Greg Light and Associate Director Susanna Calkins, published in Higher Education.

We've published a 10-year evaluation of the Gateway Science Workshop program in Educational Research and Evaluation. And our related study on social comparison in learning groups was recently published in Active Learning in Higher Education.

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Learning & Teaching News

In the Press

The New York Times recently profiled advances in STEM teaching, including innovative programs at the Universities of California, Colorado, and North Carolina.

Read Medill Professor Owen Youngman's reflections on his MOOC experience in The Atlantic and in The Guardian.

Around Northwestern

Social psychologist Claude Steele will deliver the 2015 One Book, One Northwestern keynote talk on Wednesday, Feb. 4, at 4:30 pm. Steele will discuss his book Whistling Vivaldi: How Stereotypes Affect Us and What We Can Do, with a look back on his 30-year career investigating the impact of social biases and prejudices on everyday life, and in particular in education.

Provost Dan Linzer and the Faculty Distance Learning Workgroup request proposals from Northwestern faculty for digital/online projects ... read more.

Kingsley Leung

Kingsley Leung

Biological Sciences major, concentration in Neurobiology, Class of 2015

On the pre-med track, Leung plans a career in global health. He has served as a mentor in both the Gateway Science Workshop (GSW) program and Academic Mentoring Program (AMP), and was recently honored as AMP’s Mentor of the Year. Leung also serves as general manager for the Treblemakers, an a cappella group on campus.

Christine Simonian Bean

Christine Simonian Bean

Ph.D. Candidate, Interdisciplinary Theatre and Drama

Bean's work examines food in performance as it relates to embodied, affective spectating and twentieth century conceptions of "the real." 

She has developed and taught courses in theatre history, race and gender in performance, and acting. Bean has worked with the Searle Center as a Graduate Teaching Mentor, and now as a Graduate Assistant facilitating the Teaching Certificate Program.