Invited Guest Speakers
Dr. Julie Stanton
The School of Molecular Biosciences Seminars Series & the CVM Teaching Academy Presents
September 21-22, 2017
Dr. Julie Stanton, PhD - is an Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology at the University of Georgia
At University of Georgia, I am in a unique tenure-track position where I conduct biology education research as a member of a life science department. The long-term goal of my research program is to use metacognition to enhance student learning in undergraduate biology courses. Metacognition is what we know about our thinking and how we regulate our thinking to facilitate our own learning. It is a critical component of learning that contributes to learning outcomes, academic performance and problem solving. My lab studies undergraduate metacognitive development, and we are working to identify effective ways to accelerate its growth. By providing students with metacognitive training we also hope to help them become self-regulated learners, which will serve them well beyond their time at the university.
I am PI and Director of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER). Each summer UBER brings students from across the country to Athens for a nine-week program focused on research in teaching and learning. Students are paired with faculty mentors from the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Mathematics and Science Education, and Plant Biology. More information can be found at our website: http://uber.coe.uga.edu/.
Some other examples of Dr. Stanton's work:
- 2017: CBE Life Sciences Education article on Metacognition
- 2015: CBE Life Sciences Education article on Metacognition (including WSU work)