Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014
Active learning and increased course structure shows significant benefits for underrepresented minorities in Biology courses at UNC-Chapel Hill. The story in the New York Times and the published work from Sarah Eddy and Kelly Hogan are available now.

Monday, May 12th, 2014
Active learning is demonstrably more effective than lecturing in improving undergraduate education across STEM disciplines. The PNAS meta-analysis by Freeman et al. is available here.

The Biology Education Research Group at the University of Washington is devoted to discipline-based research and improvement for post-secondary STEM education.


Our group is composed of faculty, post-docs, graduate and undergraduate students, as well as collaborators from universities across North America.

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Current research projects in STEM education research, STEM education equity, evidence-based teaching practices, active learning, and curricular assessment.

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Teaching Resources

Tools for Teachers developed within the UWBERG group, as well as suggestions for the best links for 'Getting Started with Active Learning' and further reading.

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