THE CARL WIEMAN SCIENCE EDUCATION INITIATIVE

Achieving the most effective, evidence-based science education
(effective science education, backed by evidence)

The Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative (CWSEI) is a multi-year project at The University of British Columbia aimed at dramatically improving undergraduate science education.

The CWSEI helps departments take a four-step, scientific approach to teaching:

  • Establish what students should learn
  • Scientifically measure what students are actually learning
  • Adapt instructional methods and curriculum and incorporate effective use of technology and pedagogical research to achieve desired learning outcomes
  • Disseminate and adopt what works



IMPACT AND INVOLVEMENT:

Community

Climate change, stem cell research, and the latest electronics breakthroughs: how science education impacts the way you live. Read more...

Faculty

Pedagogical research can help improve student learning while making teaching less time consuming and more rewarding. Read more...

Students

You face a world where science and technology surrounds you, every job demands complex problem solving skills, and the amount of knowledge doubles every 7 years. What kind of education will prepare you to succeed? Read more...