March 2012 Meeting Notes

Thursday we will have a METC field trip to Chapman Hall (room 325, office of Dr. Laurie McNeil), home of the UNC Department of Physics on main campus.  Our goal is to learn about and observe a new technique for active learning known as SCALE-UP.  In advance, you may want to scan through the following document and the NCSU SCALE-UP web site...

UNC SCALE-UP REPORT
http://www.med.unc.edu/uploads/dzown.scaleuprep.pdf

SCALE-UP AT NCSU
http://scaleup.ncsu.edu

SCALE-UP, which is particularly useful for hands-on active learning in a lab environment and often uses a special classroom set-up, was started at NCSU in physics and has spread to other universities.  More recently, it has spread to other disciplines.  Thus, “UP” has transitioned from “University Physics” to “University Programs” to “Upside-down Pedagogy.”  Our hosts are...

Dr. Laurie McNeil, Dept. of Physics
http://www.physics.unc.edu/directory/directory.php?section=1&tmpl=bio&mode=text&param=17

Dr. Duane Deardorff, Dept. of Physics
http://www.physics.unc.edu/directory/directory.php?section=1&tmpl=bio&mode=text&param=185

Here are the details of the session:

WHEN: Thursday, March 15 at 3:45 PM
WHERE: Chapman 325 (office of Laurie McNeil on main campus, map attached)
GOAL: Learn about SCALE-UP and view it in action
MAP TO MEETING: http://www.med.unc.edu/uploads/ahesa.map.png