POTSDAM, NY (01/24/2018) (readMedia)-- Dr. Walter Conley, interim dean of SUNY Potsdam's School of Education and Professional Studies, will open the Spring 2018 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series, with a presentation at noon on Wednesday, Feb. 7.
Conley will discuss the scholarship of teaching and learning, which was championed by former SUNY Chancellor Ernest Boyer. The professor will discuss the application of this form of scholarship to the life sciences, looking at his experience developing and adjusting the College's "Biological Concepts" course, which was developed for students majoring in childhood/early childhood education. Conley analyzed educational outcomes for students in the course when adjusting for class sizes and completing an active learning project on photosynthesis. He will share the results of the research and implications for further study.
The Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar is sponsored by SUNY Potsdam's School of Education and Professional Studies. Since its inception 10 years ago, the School has hosted more than 100 presentations as part of the annual seminar.
All seminar meetings will be offered on Wednesdays in the Rebecca V. Sheard Literacy Center, from noon to 1 p.m. These events are free, and the public is welcome to attend.
The remaining sessions for the Spring 2018 Disciplined Inquiry in Education Seminar Series are as follows:
For the full descriptions of upcoming Disciplined Inquiry in Education events for the semester, visit www.potsdam.edu/academics/SOEPS/education/seminar.
The School of Education and Professional Studies at SUNY Potsdam has been preparing educators for nearly 200 years. For more information, visit www.potsdam.edu/academics/SOEPS/education.
Founded in 1816, The State University of New York at Potsdam is one of America's first 50 colleges-and the oldest institution within SUNY. Now in its third century, SUNY Potsdam is distinguished by a legacy of pioneering programs and educational excellence. The College currently enrolls approximately 3,700 undergraduate and graduate students. Home to the world-renowned Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam is known for its challenging liberal arts and sciences core, distinction in teacher training and culture of creativity. To learn more, visit www.potsdam.edu.