Discovery Learning Project

Michael Starbird, Director


Advisory Board

Richard Anderson,
Louisianna State University, Statewide Systemic Initiative

Hamilton Beazley,
Educational Advancement Foundation

Austin Gleeson,
Department of Physics,
University of Texas at Austin

Harry Lucas, Jr.,
Educational Advancement Foundation

Michael Starbird,
Department of Mathematics,
University of Texas at Austin

Gail Young,



The Discovery Learning Project promotes the development and use of discovery or inquiry-based methods in teaching and learning. The University of Texas at Austin has an illustrious history of innovation in this style of teaching and learning. UT professors R.L. Moore in mathematics and R. N. Little in physics each developed inquiry-based approaches to teaching that transformed their students from knowledge consumers to knowledge creators. The Discovery Learning Project is building on that legacy of innovation and developing inquiry-based learning opportunities in sympathy with recommendations of the National Science Foundation report "Shaping the Future Report: New Expectations for Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology" and of the National Research Council report, "From Analysis to Action: Undergraduate Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering, and Technology." Our goal is to improve students' ability as independent thinkers and life-long learners. The Project is supported by the Educational Advancement Foundation and the College of Natural Sciences.


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