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Collaborative Research: Accelerating the Pace of Research and Implementation of Writing-to-Learn Pedagogies Across STEM Disciplines


Sep 16, 2015


Sep 01, 2020
Funding Agency
National Science Foundation

This project intends to implement “writing-to- learn” strategies into large, introductory courses. In addition to implementing writing-to-learn strategies in the classroom, the project measures its effect on students’ comprehension. It is expected that the project will improve students’ comprehension of important concepts and increase the retention rate of students in STEM fields. A national network of science teachers interested in writing-to-learn techniques will be created as well.

For more information, please visit https://record.umich.edu/articles/chemistry-sweetland-get-1m-nsf-aid-stem-learning.

Primary Investigator(s)

Gertrude Buck Collegiate Professor Emerita, Marsal Family School of Education; Professor Emerita of English Language and Literature, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor

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