Barbara J. Duch, Associate Director of the University of Delaware Mathematics and Science Education Resource Center, has been actively involved in science education reform at the University level for several years, and more recently in the K-12 grades. She is responsible for planning and implementing professional development activities for science teachers in the state, and communicating with University faculty involved in out-reach efforts to teachers. Since 1990, she has conducted workshops for faculty on incorporating active learning and cooperative group structures into their classes. She has designed and conducted workshops on incorporating problem-based learning (PBL) in undergraduate courses since 1992. In addition, she has developed and taught an honors physics class for pre-med and biology students using PBL techniques. She is Co-PI on several NSF/DUE grants that promote science education reform and focus on incorporating problem-based learning methods in undergraduate courses. She is also a Co-PI on a FIPSE grant to educate undergraduates to become effective group facilitators in PBL courses.
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