Shelia Tobias, science and mathematics education author, will present “Science Teaching as a Profession” at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 13, in 322 McGuffey Hall.
Tobias, described as having “made an art and a science of being an outsider to science and mathematics,” is a sought-after consultant on college and university curricula, general education, post-baccalaureate alternatives, professional master's in science and mathematics and women's studies.
She is author or co-author of many books in the field of science and mathematics education including the recently published Science Teaching as a Profession: Why It Isn’t, How it Could Be, and the soon-to-be released Banish Math Anxiety, both with co-author Ann Baffert, and Overcoming Math Anxiety, Breaking the Science Barrier, They’re Not Dumb, They’re Different, and Rethinking Science as a Career, among others.
Tobias is equally well known in academic and popular circles as a feminist and for her books, Women, Militarism and War and Faces of Feminism: An Activist's Reflections on the Women's Movement.
She earned a master's degree in history and a master of philosophy at Columbia University.
Tobias will also give workshops to STEM and education faculty, graduate students and pre-service teachers on March 14:
“They’re Not Dumb, They’re Different” at 12:15 p.m. in 142 Hughes Laboratories, for STEM faculty and graduate students;
“Science Teaching as a Profession: Implications for Higher Education” at 4 p.m. in 142 Hughes Laboratories, for STEM and education faculty; and
“Overcoming Math Anxiety: Implications for Teachers and Teacher Educators” at 7 p.m. in 101 Bachelor Hall, for mathematics faculty, graduate students and pre-service teachers.
Tobias’ visit is sponsored by the office of the provost, College of Arts and Science, School of Education, Health, and Society, CELTUA, Women’s Center, Center for Human Development, Learning, and Technology, Project Dragonfly/Earth Expeditions, and 12 academic departments.