4/5/22 at 1-2pm EDT: GSES Seminar: The Opportunities and Challenges of Active Learning for Student Anxiety, LGBTQ+ Students, and Students with Disabilities by Sara Brownell


Tuesday, April 5, 2022, 1:00pm to 2:00pm


Virtual event

Registration is mandatory, please sign up here


When: Tuesday, April 5th at 1-2pm EDT

Where: This year's GSES seminar will be held virtually. Please sign up here.

Seminar Title: The opportunities and challenges of active learning for student anxiety, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities


Sara Brownell, Ph.D

Professor at the School of Life Sciences

Arizona State University

Abstract: Increasingly, college classrooms are transitioning from lecture to active learning. While active learning has been shown to benefit students on average, less is known about how aspects of this learning environment may affect students with marginalized identities.  In this talk, I will present some unintended consequences of active learning for student anxiety, LGBTQ+ students, and students with disabilities and how instructors can structure their active learning classrooms to be more inclusive.  

Bio: Sara Brownell is a Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University whose research focuses on how to create more inclusive undergraduate science learning environments.  She completed her B.S. in Biology at Cornell University, her M.S. in Biology at the Scripps Research Institute, and her M.A. in Education and Ph.D. in Biology, both from Stanford University. As a neuroscientist turned discipline-based education researcher, she has published over 100 papers, received multiple national research awards and university-wide teaching awards, and is the proud recipient of the national LGBTQ+ Educator of the Year Award.  


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