Four Otterbein faculty members part of recent study published in “Science”

Posted Apr 04, 2018

Four Otterbein faculty members were part of a recent study published in “Science,” a leading professional journal. The analysis of more than 2,000 college classes in science, technology, engineering and math has found that 55 percent of STEM classroom interactions consisted mostly of conventional lecturing — a style that prior research has identified as among the least effective at teaching and engaging students.

Otterbein faculty members received a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant in 2013 for their portion of the research. The faculty members were:

Joan Esson, associate professor of chemistry
Kathryn Plank, director, Center for Teaching and Learning
Paul Wendel, associate professor of education
Anna Young, associate professor, director of Zoo and Conservation Science program

You can read more about the study in these publications:
Science Magazine
Inside Higher Ed
Science Daily