Center for Educational Innovation

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Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

Wednesday, June 21, 2017 -
11:30am to 12:30pm

Join the Center for Educational Innovation for Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club on Wednesday, June 21st at 11:30 in Room 101 Walter Library.  We will discuss data compiled from the University of Michigan in "Patterns of Gendered Performance Difference in Introductory STEM Courses”.  This data looks at student performance as measured by grades in 116 large courses at the University of Michigan and examines performance by gender and discipline.  The authors find that most STEM courses impose a grade penalty on all students (grades in these courses are lower than their average grades in all other courses), and the grade penalty is greater for females than males. This gendered performance difference does not exist in all disciplines. The authors hypothesize that evaluation methods used in STEM lectures in combination with stereotype threat may be responsible for these differences. We will discuss the implications of these findings for your teaching. Bring your lunch, dessert will be served.  WebEx attendance is available. WebEx Link

Pedagogical Innovations Journal Club

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