William Wood, University of Colorado, Boulder

Edward Redish, University of Maryland

Helen King, Consultant

Each panelist was asked to respond to the following:

  1. Summarize the major findings from discipline-based education research in your discipline.

  2. Identify the most promising or important directions for future research.

12:15 p.m.

Audience discussion of panel

12:45 p.m.

Lunch and informal discussion of morning sessions

1:30 p.m.

Panel: Surveying Promising Practices



Melvin George, University of Missouri



Jeffrey Froyd, Texas A&M University

Philip Sadler, Harvard University

Jeanne Narum, Project Kaleidoscope

Following the meeting, each panelist will write a brief paper based on his/her presentation and input from the discussion. Panelists were asked to address the following questions in their papers and will select specific areas to highlight in their presentations.

  1. How would you categorize the range of promising practices that have emerged over the past 20 years? Consider practices that are discipline-specific as well as those that are interdisciplinary.

  2. What types of categories do you find are most useful in sorting out the range of efforts that have emerged? Why did you choose to aggregate certain practices within a category?

  3. As you chose exemplars for your categories, what criteria did you use to identify something as a promising practice?

2:30 p.m.

Audience discussion of panel

3:00 p.m.

Break and transition to small groups

3:15 p.m.

Small-group discussion of promising practices

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