College of Veterinary Medicine

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Faculty Development Workshops #6


Dr. Clarissa Dirks

Discipline‐Based Education Research Workshop Schedule

April 8-9, 2013

Clarissa Dirks

Clarissa Dirks, PhD
Associate Professor, The Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

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Workshop Material:

    Videos: Password = WSUCVM_ta
    • Teaching Academy Faculty Development Seminar - Clarissa Dirks, PhD - Part One
    • Teaching Academy Faculty Development Seminar - Clarissa Dirks, PhD - Part Two (includes workshop #2 and 3)

Survey Report from Dr. Clarissa Dirks's Workshop Series - Click here



Schedule of Events:

Monday (April 8th):

    12:00 - 1:00 pm - Lunch

    1:00 - 5:00 pm - Various Meetings

    5:00 pm - Social - Animal Health Library (170 Wegner Hall)


Tuesday (April 9th):
    9:30 am - 11:30 am - Workshop I: Moving from Teaching to Research about Teaching and Learning
      • Improving learning with Scientific Teaching
      • Action Research versus Discipline‐Based Education Research (DBER)
      • Student evaluations of teaching versus empirical evidence of learning
      • Pedagogical transparency for student reflection

      Small Group Work: Implementing action research and identifying good DBER questions

      Location: CUE 518

    11:30 - 12:30 pm - Lunch

    12:30 - 2:30 pm - Workshop II: Conducting Discipline‐Based Education Research

         Bring a Research Project Idea and be prepared to work on them.

      • Comparison of discipline research with DBER
      • Research Formats for quasi‐experimental studies
      • Qualitative, Quantitative or Mixed Approaches
      • Thinking creatively about data analysis

      Small Group Work: Improving your research design

      Location: CUE 518

    3:00 - 5:00 pm - Workshop III: Instrument Design

         Bring a Research Project Idea and be prepared to work on them.

      • Instrument types
      • Validity and reliably
      • Classical item analysis and Item Response Theory
      • Analysis of instrument and design
      • Case studies: Science Process and Reasoning Skills Test (SPARST); Introductory Biology Consortium Multiple T/F Test

      Small Group Work: Identifying or designing instruments for your research and strategies for data analysis

      Location: CUE 518

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