These are descriptions of the formal courses relating to Teaching and Learning that I have taken since I started my PhD program (Michigan State University). The additional courses that I took when I was getting a Bachelor's Degree in Education (2008, Goa University, India) are also listed below.
College Student Cognition in Science
ISE 820, Fall 2016 with Dr. Julie Libarkin
This course had both theoretical and practical aspects. We discussed learning theories, methodologies of research and analysis. Additionally we also got hands on experience designing, completing and writing-up a research project.
An Introduction to Evidence-Based Undergraduate STEM Teaching
Fall 2015 Online Course offered by The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), and taught by faculty from Vanderbilt University, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Michigan State University, and Boston University.
During this course we learnt about best-practices in education and the research that supports these practices. We also had the opportunity to design a lesson using some of these best practices.
PLB 809, Spring 2016 with Dr. Steve Hamilton and Dr. Adam Reimer
During this course we discussed a range of topics related to science communication, including talking with broad audiences, dealing with controversial topics, careers in science communications, and communicating about science in job interviews and grant proposals
The Teacher in the Emerging Indian Society (Theory only)
Psychology of the Learner and Learning (Theory only)
Assessment and Technology in Education (Theory only)
Action Research (Theory and Practical)
Science - Pedagogy (Theory and Practical)
Mathematics - Pedagogy (Theory and Practical)
Other Practical work (Teaching special methods subjects, Content/proficiency test, Elective Project, Preparation of Instructional Material, Experiments in Educational Psychology, First Aid, Internship/Block teaching, Working with the community, Preparation of Annual Plan and Tests in two school subjects, Organisation and Participation in co-curricular activities)