The Science Literacy Program has grown tremendously since it was founded in 2010. Last year, nearly 20% of undergraduate students participated in an SLP-affiliated course. The SLP works with faculty instructors, graduate fellows, and undergraduate scholars to improve pedagogy and science communication in order to support undergraduate student success.
2nd December 2017 at 7:07 pm
Our mission is to promote student success through evidence-based science education.
The University of Oregon Science Literacy Program (SLP) makes a real-world difference in the lives of UO students by building science literacy among undergraduate students, giving science students mentored teaching opportunities to implement active learning, and providing faculty with teaching professional development.
SLP supports General Education courses that promote student-centered teaching and communication of science where students are empowered to consider scientific approaches to societal issues and have the opportunity to learn how to process and critique scientific information. Graduate students and undergraduate students in the sciences have mentored teaching opportunities where they learn the theory and practice of scientific teaching and effectively communicating ideas to audiences of non-scientists. The program enables and assists faculty in improving teaching techniques using evidence-based pedagogy focusing on science literacy.
9th November 2017 at 11:51 am
Winter 2018 Courses
- ASTR 121 The Solar System
- BI 123 The Biology of Cancer
- BI 130 Introduction to Ecology
- BI 212 General Biology II: Organisms
- BI 322 Cell Biology
- BI 484 Molecular Evolution
- CHEM 222 General Chemistry II
- GEOL 462 Environmental Geomechanics
- HPHY 112 The Science of Health
- PHYS 162 Solar and Renewable Energies
- PHYS 171 The Physics of Life
- PHYS 205 Introductory Physics Lab
- PHYS 413 Mechanics, Electricity, and Magnetism
19th February 2018 at 11:48 am
Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning.
Lang, J. M. (2016). Small teaching: Everyday lessons from the science of learning. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days at a time: http://library.uoregon.edu/.
For Week 7, please read: Chapter 6: Self-Explaining
Thursdays 9am, LISB 217
We look forward to having you join us for the conversation,
Elly, Julie, & Austin
8th December 2017 at 11:55 am
Winter term we will read Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning by James Lang. You can purchase a copy of the book or an electronic copy is available free to download from the UO Library for 21 days http://library.uoregon.edu/