Crusader for Better Science Teaching Finds Colleges Slow to Change

Crusader for Better Science Teaching Finds Colleges Slow to Change 2

Noah Berger for The Chronicle

Carl Wieman is a Nobel laureate in physics and a longtime proponent of research-driven methods to improve science teaching.

Studies have piled up in recent years, making clear that newer, hands-on methods of teaching science—emphasizing discussions over lectures, practical applications rather than rubrics—can significantly improve student success.

And if anyone could be expected to make a convincing case for the wider adoption of those methods, it's Carl E. Wieman. Winner of a Nobel Prize in Physics, he has made a second career of studying and promoting such