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Abstract Title: Implementation and Adaption of SCALE-UP: A Case Study of Two Contrasting Universities
Abstract: Much time, money and effort has been spent developing innovative instructional strategies, yet widespread transformation of college teaching has yet to occur.  SCALE-UP (Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies) radically restructures the classroom environment and accompanying pedagogy to promote interactions.  Although SCALE-UP started in physics, it has spread to a large number of disciplines.  
This project deeply examines two secondary implementations of SCALE-UP-style at institutions that use SCALE-UP in multiple departments.  Key college faculty in these departments were interviewed to answer our research questions: (1) How did SCALE-UP come to be used at the institution?  How did SCALE-UP use spread within an institution? (2) What do faculty perceive as key features of SCALE-UP? To what extent are the essential features of SCALE-UP utilized?  How does this compare to other departments at the same institution? (3) What do college faculty perceive as the constraints, challenges and benefits of SCALE-UP?
Abstract Type: Contributed Poster Presentation

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Kathleen Foote
North Carolina State University
and Co-Presenter(s)
Xaver Neumeyer, Charles Henderson- Western Michigan University
Melissa Dancy- University of Colorado, Boulder
Robert Beichner- North Carolina State University

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