TLC Workshop: Increasing Scientific Literacy Across the Curriculum
October 16, 4:00pm-6:00pm
The Graduate Center, Room 9205
Faculty across the CUNY regularly address complex, scientifically-grounded issues such as climate change, genetically-modified foods, vaccines, and evolution. For many of these politically-charged topics, there are fundamental scientific principles that can help students to more fully understand the topic. Increased scientific literacy can help students better interact with complex social problems, and can also help expand their abilities to propose solutions.
Join the Teaching and Learning Center on October 16 at 4pm for a workshop where we will develop a working definition of what scientific literacy means in the context of the CUNY classroom. Workshop participants will then identify scientific theories that undergird topics in their own disciplines and then work to break them down into common, foundational concepts – a method that can be employed by all instructors in their classrooms, and by students across the CUNY curriculum and in their everyday lives.
To register for this workshop, please visit http://cuny.is/tlc-registration.