The University of Georgia will serve as a catalyst for research in the emerging field of STEM education thanks to a $1 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
“When we think of a college classroom we often picture a professor in front of a large hall giving a lecture,” said Joachim Walther, director of UGA’s Engineering Education Transformations Institute and an associate professor in the College of Engineering. “You might have asked yourself, why is this the way we do education or what are alternatives to help students learn?”
Universities are asking the same questions at a time when student learning needs to evolve to keep up with an increasingly complicated world. Reforms of instructional approaches, underway at institutions around the world, require one thing to succeed, according to Walther:…