David W. Becker

Associate Professor of Biology

Pomona College

21st Century Science
For present day and future science education, teaching students in flexible and inviting spaces that enable instructors to use a variety of pedagogical approaches is a desirable goal. In this session, we will discuss some classroom and laboratory designs that accomplish this general objective, with an emphasis on spaces that enhance opportunities for hands-on exercises and research experiences for students at all levels of the curriculum. We will also discuss design features that enhance the effectiveness of interdisciplinary teaching and research that is becoming commonplace in the 21st century.