Pathways to Change 2001


A Research Conference

on Science and Mathematics Teaching and Learning


Sponsored by STEMTEC


June 28, 2001

University of Massachusetts

Amherst, MA


Click here for the pathways 2001 agenda and abstracts

                Pathways to Change focuses on transforming college math and science teaching for all students, and especially for the future K12 teachers who will prepare the next generations of college students.  Examples of such changes are inquiry-based teaching, group work (cooperative learning), alternative assessment and the use of educational technology.  Another approach is peer teaching or working with younger students to improve student learning and to stimulate thinking about teaching as a career.


            During this year’s Pathways to Change conference, college and K12 faculty members in science, mathematics or science and math education will deliver oral or poster presentations on the impacts of changes in teaching on curriculum, student learning and the training of future teachers. This conference is built on the success of the initial “Pathways to Change” conference held last year. Topics will include:


         Research on teaching and learning

         Student-active approaches that work

         Alternative means of assessing student performance

         Examples of effective K16 collaboration

         Using technology to promote student-active learning

         New directions in the preparation of teachers

         Innovations by discipline


Extended abstracts (up to 3 pages long) will be published and distributed at the meeting. Click here for details on format and preparation of abstracts.

Information about STEMTEC, an NSF Collaborative for Excellence in Teacher Preparation, is available at


If you would like further information, please contact the organizers:


Richard Yuretich

Department of Geosciences

University of Massachusetts 

Amherst, MA 01003-9297 


Charlene D’Avanzo

School of Natural Sciences

Hampshire College

Amherst, MA 01002