Reaching Students: What Research Says About Effective Instruction in Undergraduate Science and Engineering (2015)



Nancy Kober; Board on Science Education; Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education; National Research Council


The undergraduate years are a turning point in producing scientifically literate citizens and future scientists and engineers. Evidence from research about how students learn science and engineering shows that teaching strategies that motivate and engage students will improve their learning. So how do students best learn science and engineering? Are there ways of thinking that hinder or help their learning process? Which teaching strategies are most effective in developing their knowledge and skills? And how can practitioners apply these strategies to their own courses or suggest new approaches within their departments or institutions? Reaching Students strives to answer these questions.

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Publication Info

256 pages | 8.25 x 10

  • Paperback: 978-0-309-30043-8
  • Ebook: 978-0-309-30046-9

DOI: 10.17226/18687