Teaching Academy

Invited Guest Speakers

Dr. Julie Stanton

The School of Molecular Biosciences Seminars Series & the CVM Teaching Academy Presents

September 21-22, 2017

Dr. Julie Stanton, PhD - is an Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Biology at the University of GeorgiaJulie Stanton

At University of Georgia, I am in a unique tenure-track position where I conduct biology education research as a member of a life science department. The long-term goal of my research program is to use metacognition to enhance student learning in undergraduate biology courses. Metacognition is what we know about our thinking and how we regulate our thinking to facilitate our own learning. It is a critical component of learning that contributes to learning outcomes, academic performance and problem solving. My lab studies undergraduate metacognitive development, and we are working to identify effective ways to accelerate its growth. By providing students with metacognitive training we also hope to help them become self-regulated learners, which will serve them well beyond their time at the university.

I am PI and Director of an NSF-funded Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) in Undergraduate Biology Education Research (UBER). Each summer UBER brings students from across the country to Athens for a nine-week program focused on research in teaching and learning. Students are paired with faculty mentors from the Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Cellular Biology, Genetics, Mathematics and Science Education, and Plant Biology. More information can be found at our website: http://uber.coe.uga.edu/.

Some other examples of Dr. Stanton's work:


Schedule of Events:

Thursday (September 21st):
  • 9 - 12 pm - Individual Meetings
  • 12 pm - SMB Seminar - "Metacognitive regulation: how students evaluate and adjust their approaches to learning biology"
    • Location: BLS 402 (Biotechnology Life Sciences Building)
  • 1:10 pm - Lunch with School of Molecular Biosciences Graduate Students
  • 2 - 4:00 pm - Individual Meetings

Friday (September 22nd):
  • 9:00 am - Meet with College of Education Faculty, Cleveland
  • 10 - 1 pm - Individual Meetings
  • 1:10 - 3:00 pm  - Metacognition workshop entitled ”Including Metacognition in Our Courses: Helping Students Learn through Self-Evaluation”
    • Description: Metacognition is awareness and control of thinking for the purpose of learning. Students who are metacognitive can learn more and perform better than students who are not. In this interactive workshop we will explore ways to encourage students to be metacognitive in our courses. We will also discuss how we can be more metacognitive about our teaching.
    • Location: ABDF 2018/2020
Washington State University