Pedagogies of Engagement

ACM/PKAL/FaCE Workshop on Science Education

December 5 - 7, 2008

Grinnell College
Grinnell, Iowa

With support from National Science Foundation and the ACM FaCE project, Grinnell College hosted this workshop on to extend ACM involvement with the Project Kaleidoscope "Pedagogies of Engagement" initiative. The PKAL project aims to strengthen expertise within and across networks committed to adapting, implementing, and assessing research-based approaches that strengthen student learning in STEM (science,technology, engineering, math) fields. This workshop also responded to the long-standing desire of ACM deans and presidents to find ways for ACM colleges to collaborate in supporting excellence in undergraduate science education.

The weekend workshop ultimately aimed to use regional and national networks to advance tested and effective pedagogies in the STEM disciplines, promoting both faculty and pedagogical development. In this inaugural meeting, campus groups of 3-4 faculty and administrators worked on developing a plan to effectively collaborate using both face-to-face and electronic means.