Resources

Skylight's programs and initiatives have generated a wealth of resources for educators and students on everything from guides on the use of instructional technology to peer reviewed papers.

Carl Wieman Science Education Initiative Resources

Instructor Guidance

Documents developed to help instructors apply pedagogically-effective techniques and technology, such as clickers.

Student Guidance

Documents developed to provide practical advice for learning more in university courses.

Clickers

Resources to help instructors use clickers (personal response systems) effectively in a classroom.

Learning Goals

Documents on the value of learning goals, how to develop them, and examples of good learning goals.

Workshops

Lists workshops on teaching and assessment provided by the CWSEI with slides and supporting materials.

Papers

Includes research papers on how people learn and various aspects of teaching, learning, and assessment in science, often at the discipline specific level.

Other Resources

Includes course transformation guidance documents, a list of highly recommended books available for loan, materials for Teaching Assistant Training, various lectures on science education, articles by Carl Wieman, and other web resources.

Science Communication Resources

A collaboration between the UBC Faculty of Science and the Writing Centre has led to a collection of science communication resources.

Science Writing Resources for Learning (ScWRL)

A suite of open science-specific writing resources. For students, there are informative worksheets, videos, examples and practice quizzes. For instructors, there are tips for incorporating writing into the classroom, including sample lesson plans, activities for blended classrooms and a podcast series.

Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC/WAC+)

Through workshops, a community of practice, consultations, and classroom visits, the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) program supports the teaching and learning of writing in the sciences. New funding has allowed us to expand to other types of communication (WAC+), such as oral presentations and multimedia formats. The program aims to engage colleagues across the sciences and create a peer group for sharing best practices, resources and perspectives on science-specific communication.