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The Inquiry-Based Learning Workshop

Stan Yoshinobu, Matthew Jones, and Carol Schumacher

July 7-10, 2015

San Luis Obispo, California

Registration Fee: $325 per person ($400 for registrations received after May 26, 2015)

Mathematics departments across the country face challenges helping their students move beyond the procedural learning that typically dominates their pre-collegiate math experiences. Inquiry-based learning has proved to be an excellent tool to address some of the shortcomings in the mathematical education of students. The IBL Workshop focuses on supporting college math instructors to implement IBL methods.

The workshop is especially designed for early-career faculty, although all levels of teaching experience are welcome. The workshop introduces participants to IBL methods, and includes discussions based on videos from IBL classes, discussions of teachings and learning issues, sessions on nuts-and-bolts issues, and course content sessions with experienced IBL instructors.  The pre-workshop preparatory component includes reading articles and studying IBL-related videos.  Participants are strongly encouraged to select a target course as a focus for the course development process.  Follow-up activities include a post-workshop mentor program, meetings, and invitations to present at conferences.

Primary funding is provided by NSF DUE-1225833, the Educational Advancement Foundation, and the Academy of Inquiry Based Learning.

A limited number of travel stipends are available for assistant professors, postdocs, and graduate students.

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