Turn your questions into open questions
How many of your questions would you classify as closed?
How many as open?
Try converting your closed questions to open questions.
How are closed questions useful?
How are open questions useful?
(A reminder from last week)
Barriers to Creating Inclusive Classrooms
Competition for grades
Using only binary,
heteronormative language or
Differential treatment or
Inquiry and research exist on a continuum
Level of student autonomy and responsibility
increases as you move from traditional
(prescribed, cookbook-type) labs to authentic
research in class (CURES) or an apprenticeship
Weaver et al. (2
Week 2 Post-Class Assignment
Piazza Discussion Forum
Engage in Online Office Hours via Zoom
Wednesday, Oct. 11th between 12:30-1:30 pm
(you do not need to be online the entire hour;
just check in for 2-3 min)
Zoom link in slides and syllabus
Learning Outcomes for Week 2
Examine the evidence from discipline-based education research
(DBER) that support use of specific teaching practices and learning
Implement teaching skills that address classroom inequities
through active learning
OPEN vs CLOSED Questions
Closed: convergent, single answer, end conversation
Open: divergent, multiple answers, facilitate conversation
The way a teacher asks and responds to questions shapes
how students view nature of science knowledge (not as
Inquiry-Based Activities for Lab
Using open-ended questions is a great strategy for
enhancing lab activities/assignments to drive
inquiry and engaging discussion.
Revise existing handouts/worksheets
Create new worksheets (from homework
IBL Goal: Train students to think and act like scientists
Distinguish between inquiry-based and prescribed (cookbook-type) labs.
Adapt the questioning strategies to make prescribed labs more
inquiry-based in nature.
Weaver et al. (2008)
What are the key elements of inquiry?
1) Instructor guidance and opportunity to practice
2) Peer-to-peer interactions as means to acquire
3) Summative presentation of work
(oral or written assignment)
Weaver et al. (2008) Inqui
Week 3 Pre-Class Assignment
Read the two articles found in the syllabus
Student Group Work in Educational Settings
Transforming Undergraduate Science Education
With Learning Assistants: Student Satisfaction in
Large Enrollment Courses
Let students know you will wait for many
hands before calling on a student to respond:
Im going to wait until I have 5 hands
I know that a lot of you know the answer so Im
going to wait until at least a third of the class
has hands raised.
Inquiry-Based Activities for Lab
Looking at your own lab manual or upcoming
section activity Where can you identify inquiry-based
Are there opportunities to add inquiry in the
Skill Development Progression for TAs
Try wait-time and think-pair-share with one of your
questions each session.
Ask at least one follow-up question (stretch-it) each
Plan out open-ended questions before each session
Report 2 Questions
Hunter et al 2015
Using only information found in both the discussion slides and paper 1 please answer the following
1. Fill in the black [1pt each]
_closure in the embryonic epidermis happens very rapidly. In order
Communion wafers just crackers?
Communion wafers can only be made of flour,
water, yeast, and salt.
SO, theyre just the same as any other cracker,
right? Most of the same ingredients, and you can
Monitoring Stem Cell Research
The President's Council on Bioethics
Remarks by President George W. Bush on Stem Cell
August 9, 2001
The Bush Ranch
THE PRESIDENT: "Good evening. I appreciate