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The 22nd annual Western Canadian Conference on Computing Education, in cooperation with the ACM Special Interest Group on Computer Science Education (SIGCSE), is a forum for discussing the development of computing programs and curricula and for sharing innovative strategies and tools for teaching and learning in fields such as computer science, computer technology, information systems and information technology.
The Conference strives to bring together university and college educators, as well as industry and government representatives who have an interest in computing education. Please refer to past WCCCE conferences for more information.
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Talk title: Active Learning works across college STEM classrooms
Summary: HHMI, AAAS, the President’s Council on Science and Technology, among other national agencies, are all calling for the increased use of active learning methods in college STEM classrooms. But, what is the evidence that these methods work? In this talk, I will explore the evidence collected across hundreds of studies that active learning can both increase student achievement and decrease failure rates in STEM classrooms. I will also address the potential of these methods to reduce achievement gaps between historically underrepresented groups in science and majority groups.