Melanie named winner of the 2020 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Education Award!

Award, Chemistry
“For [her] outstanding accomplishments in designing, implementing and evaluating evidence-based chemistry curricula and catalysing the careers of many chemistry education researchers,” Prof. Melanie M. Cooper, principal investigator (PI) of the 3DL4US project, has received the 2020 Education Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry. Congratulations, Melanie! A well-deserved award for our fearless leader! Prof. Melanie Cooper wins 2020 Education Award from the Royal Society of Chemistry!
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3DLOP Paper Published in PLOS ONE

Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Publication
The team’s manuscript, “Characterizing college science instruction: The Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol,” has been published in PLOS ONE. This paper describes the Three-Dimensional Learning Observation Protocol (3DLOP), the companion to the Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3DLAP). Read at PLOS ONE Abstract: The importance of improving STEM education is of perennial interest, and to this end, the education community needs ways to characterize transformation efforts. Three-dimensional learning (3DL) is one such approach to transformation, in which core ideas of the discipline, scientific practices, and crosscutting concepts are combined to support student development of disciplinary expertise. We have previously reported on an approach to the characterization of assessments, the Three-Dimensional Learning Assessment Protocol (3D-LAP), that can be used to identify whether assessments have the potential to engage students in 3DL. Here we…
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