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Abstract Title: A Widely Disseminated, Discipline Crossing, Radical Reform: The SCALE-UP Story
Abstract: Scale-Up is a radical reform geared toward high levels of student engagement utilizing integrated lab-lecture in a redesigned room. The first Scale-Up course was taught in 1997. Since then Scale-Up as spread widely across many institutions and disciplines. A recent survey identified 314 departments at 189 institutions in 21 countries that report being influenced by or using some version of SCALE-UP style instruction. Departments represented many distinct disciplines. We are in the process of studying the dissemination of SCALE-UP though a social network analysis, surveys, interviews, and site visits. Research questions include: How has knowledge about SCALE-UP spread? What leads a department to consider, adopt, modify or abandon SCALE-UP? How does the method of learning about SCALE-UP and departmental factors impact how SCALE-UP is implemented? In this talk we report on findings to date from this project.
Abstract Type: Symposium Poster
Targeted Session: Reform expansion beyond a single classroom

Author/Organizer Information

Primary Contact: Melissa Dancy
University of Colorado Boulder