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Faculty Knowledge Essentials, Pedagogy: How people learn

Working with First-Year STEM Students

Speakers: Pamela Bowen Smith, Professor of Speech-Language Pathology, Bloomsburg University

Discussion: First-year students have to navigate so many different things - academic and personal - when they start college. For some, being in a large lecture hall could be totally foreign, and for others, they may need help getting up to speed on basic undergraduate STEM topics. How can instructors adapt their courses to help first-year students succeed in the sciences? Hear from Dr. Pamela Bowen Smith as she discusses her experience at Pennsylvania's Bloomsburg University.

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