Description: This course provides undergraduate students with direct, hands-on experience with pedagogical practices in a laboratory course setting. Many students seek opportunities to continue participating in laboratory courses that they have already completed due to an interest in the topic and a desire to engage in the process of biological instruction. This course allows qualified undergraduates to gain direct experience with instruction of lab courses in a structured, mentored, and pedagogically informed setting. Each student in the course will be paired with a Graduate Student Instructor who will provide near-peer mentoring regarding classroom practices and development of pedagogical practices.
Prerequisites: This course must initially be taken concurrently with IB 193 (Practical Pedagogy: Becoming an Effective Instructor in Biology). Subsequently, IB 192 can be taken in additional semesters without also enrolling in IB 193.