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PsTL 5010: Special Topics - Postsecondary STEM Education for Diverse Learners

PsTL 5010: Special Topics
Postsecondary STEM Education for Diverse Learners
Spring 2013, Thursdays (5:15—7:15 pm)
Dr. Leon Hsu

This course serves as an introduction to research in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education at the postsecondary level. Special emphasis will be placed on research in making STEM education more accessible to a wider range of students, including those with different levels of preparation, learning styles, attitudes and beliefs about knowledge and learning, and cultural perspectives. Students will become familiar with the terminology,
methodologies, and perspectives of this field, along with several important strands of research, and by the end of the course will be well-equipped to read further on their own. There are no formal pre-requisites. Students may enroll in this course for 2 or 3 credits, where the third credit involves classroom observations of a few different STEM courses at the University of Minnesota and some additional writing.
 
Please contact the instructor at lhsu@umn.edu with questions about the class or whether you would register for 2 or 3 credits.