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Carl Wieman

2001 Nobel Laureate in Physics, American physicist at the University of British Columbia, winner of the 2004 Carnegie Foundation’s U.S. University Professor of the Year, and recipient of the 2007 American Association of Physics Teachers’ Oersted Medal, Dr. Carl Wieman, presented a lecture at the University of Windsor, entitled Science Education in the 21st Century: Using the tools of science to teach science, discussing innovations in teaching and learning.

During Wieman’s stay, Alan Wright had the opportunity to speak with him on a variety of topics related to teaching and learning in higher education: how to improve the teaching of science in higher education; the quality of teaching in colleges and universities; what will motivate scientists in higher education to devote more energy to the improvement of student learning; the balance between research and the teaching of science in comprehensive universities; transforming science education; a scientific approach to science education; why science educators should care about improving the teaching of science.