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Inquiry-Based Learning

Stan Yoshinobu, Matthew Jones, and Carol Schumacher
June 24 – 27, 2013
San Luis Obispo, California

Registration Fee: $275 per person ($350 for registrations received after May 13, 2013)

Mathematics departments across the country face the challenge of incorporating student-centered, inquiry-based teaching methods in college classrooms. This workshop focuses on the skills and practices necessary to implement IBL methods in college-level mathematics courses, and is designed for participants who may or may not have had previous experiences with IBL techniques. The workshop will introduce participants to IBL methods of instruction, and will include participatory discussions of videos of actual IBL classes, discussions of teaching and learning issues in collegiate mathematics, the nuts and bolts of implementing IBL, and in-depth sessions with experienced IBL instructors examining the design of course materials. Participants will receive sample syllabi, IBL course materials, and other supporting materials. A follow-up mentoring program will be provided to support instructors through the initial year of IBL implementation. Participants will be strongly encouraged to select a target course as a focus for the course development sessions.

Primary funding is provided by NSF DUE-1225833. A limited number of travel stipends are available for assistant professors, postdocs, and graduate students.

For additional information please go the workshop webpage.

Questions about PREP? Contact Olga Dixon at 202-319-8498 or

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