TEACHING FUTURE TEACHERS
TCU’s College of Education is integrating the science of learning into undergraduate teacher education.
In 2020, TCU joined Deans for Impact, a national organization that aims to improve student learning by transforming the way educators teach. In 2021, College of Education faculty implemented the organization’s Learning by Scientific Design program, which disseminates evidence-based teaching strategies aimed at upgrading the ways universities prepare future teachers.
To begin, TCU faculty gauged their students’ knowledge of the principles of how people learn by analyzing results of assessments given to students pursuing careers in education. The professors then integrated these principles into junior- and senior-level teacher education classes. The improved pedagogy allows students preparing to be teachers themselves to practice research-based methods of delivering information to their own students.
COMPILED BY RACHEL HEDSTROM
DESIGN & ILLUSTRATION BY NICOLE MCQUADE