Angel Kaur, Ph.D
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, UNC Asheville
Clubkaur showcases work done by undergraduate students at UNC Asheville in classes taught by me, Angel Kaur, as well as work produced in close collaboration with undergraduate students at UNC Asheville.
My overarching pedagogical goals are:
using interdisciplinary course materials to enhance student engagement and learning of neuroscience
building comfort and competence in reading primary scientific literature
building skills in science communication for a broad range of audiences
creating an inclusive learning environment to support student success
Each course I teach incorporates the last goal, and one or more of the other goals. I seek out and test evidence-based pedagogical strategies to support these goals in my courses, and supplement the literature with my own teaching innovations. The Clubkaur project is designed to share science communication work my students have undertaken in a range of courses to bring science to the people while maintaining scientific accuracy. Courses where students do this work includes a 300 level Neuropharmacology course, and a First Year Colloquium titled NeuroScience Fiction in Film (a crossover course that combines film art, neuroscience, and analysis of contemporary social and historical events). In addition, clubkaur features podcasts produced by me in close collaboration with undergraduate students at UNC Asheville.